Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search Prospectus


The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) community wants a leader who is a real “people person,” warm-hearted, outgoing, kind, skilled at forging relationships, and a part of the community. The candidate should have a cultural understanding of the community and be willing to strongly advocate for the school. The leader should be willing to collaborate, build teams and partnerships, and seek out a diversity of opinions and ideas. The leader should be transparent, incorporate feedback and suggestions, and willing to share information on decisions. The community wants someone who is innovative, creative, and an authentic, effective, and direct communicator who listens. The next TSD superintendent should be the face of TSD, visible and on campus as well as in the community. The leader should have a strong background in Deaf education and administrative experience, preferably someone who has worked at a Deaf residential school. The community wants a leader who builds and maintains good relationships with alumni, and is involved in the Deaf network - CEASD, Gallaudet, etc. When it comes to outreach, the next superintendent should be innovative in attracting Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The candidate should value and be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), promote the bilingual philosophy, appreciate the importance of language acquisition, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Texas School for the Deaf partnered with an Austin-based firm, JG Consulting, to support the search for the school’s next Superintendent. During the past few weeks, JG Consulting has conducted 16 community engagement meetings with stakeholders and received approximately 138 community engagement surveys as of November 18, 2022. You can read the December 16, 2022 Superintendent Search Summary Report HERE.
There is still time to share your input about the characteristics, qualities, and traits you’d like to see in the school’s next leader by completing this online survey. The information you share is invaluable as we develop the Superintendent Leadership Profile. Thank you for your time.