The Search for the next Superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Schools is underway. During this process, the District is committed to keeping the community informed. This page includes important information, key documents, and upcoming dates. Check back regularly for updates on The Search.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Superintendent is an official who oversees the leadership and management of a school district. The MSCS Superintendent will be responsible for academic and business operations for more than 110,500 students, 13,900 educators and staff, and approximately 200 buildings.

The policy of the Shelby County Board of Education when selecting a Superintendent can be found here, search policy #1003.

The community has emphatically voiced a preference for a national search. We want to get the top candidates in, so opening up the search to qualified individuals across the country will help ensure that we hire the best person for the job.
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