Superintendent Search

Pushed Pin.pngWe thank everyone for their participation during the Engage Phase of the Superintendent Search process.  Your input provided valuable insight for the Board as we move forward in the selection of a new superintendent.

Below you will find the data and insights collected from the focus groups and survey.

reportsPublic Leadership Profile Report
HYA Survey Report
Desired Characteristics Report

Phoenixville Area School District (PASD) is a top-rated, public-school district located in Phoenixville, PA. The Phoenixville Area School District is located in beautiful Chester County, bordering historic Valley Forge National Park. Once a major steel town, Phoenixville has experienced a rebirth in the past decade, and now consistently can be found on Top Ten lists of Best Pennsylvania Cities (Movoto) and Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Magazine).  The Board is looking for an innovative leader who is committed to providing a superior education for all students to maximize their unique potential to become lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens.

Specific desired leadership characteristics and qualifications are expected to be available and posted on or around May 12, 2023. Candidates must have or be immediately eligible for a PADOE Superintendent Letter of Eligibility 90. A multi-year contract will be offered. Salary in the range of $270,000 depending on actual qualifications, experience, and subject to negotiations. All interested candidates should apply through the link on this website. Applicants should submit a letter of interest based on the desired characteristics, resume, and completed application. Applications will be received through June 16, 2023.

Full Job Posting and Application


4/10/23: School board accepts Dr. Alan Fegley’s retirement, effective August 31, 2023 
4/10/23: School board contracts with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to conduct Superintendent Search 

Engage Phase
4/17/23 – 5/4/23

• The Engage phase consists of designing and planning a process of engaging the Board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys (available in world languages), and focus groups. Information from these interactions assists the Board in developing a leadership profile and selection criteria that match the priorities of the community and that meet the unique needs of the local district. 

As part of the engage phase, we will be conducting interviews and focus groups with all stakeholders.  We invite you to participate virtually using the links below.

Date: 4/27/23 - completed
Time: 5:00pm
Focus Group: PASD Parents & Guardians of Special Education Students
Meeting ID: 850 7289 6193
Passcode: 611118

Date: 4/27/23 - completed
Time: 6:00pm
Focus Group: PASD Parents & Guardians
Meeting ID: 861 3230 5233
Passcode: 559492

Date: 5/3/23 - completed
Time 7:00pm
Focus Group: Community Members
Meeting ID: 868 5386 9487
Passcode: 474692

Date: 5/4/23 - completed
Time: 6:30pm
In-person Community Members
Barkley Elementary Auditorium
Spanish and Portuguese interpreters available

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Pushed Pin.png»» In addition to the many focus groups and interviews, all stakeholders were invited to complete the PASD Superintendent search survey to provide valuable input to the School Board. 

Recruit Phase
4/19 – 6/16/23

• The Recruit phase consists of leveraging HYA’s national network of Associates and incorporating advertising strategies, and proactive recruiting that results in the identification and recruitment of exceptionally talented leaders who would be a good fit for the Phoenixville Area School District.

selectSelect Phase
6/16/23 Application deadline
6/16/23 – 7/26/23 

• The Select phase consists of providing the Board with a slate of candidates using the Leadership Profile established by the Board. HYA Associates work to bring the right candidates, and then facilitates the Board interviews and appointment process. 

Transition Phase
Starting 7/26/23 

• The Transition phase consists of assisting the Board and new Superintendent to assure a successful transition.
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