Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

Hayden School District Narrows Down Search

April 19th, 2023

The Hayden School District in Hayden, Colorado is pleased to announce the selection of two finalists to interview for the position of Superintendent. From a strong list of highly qualified candidates, the Board of Education has narrowed the applicants to Troy Damman and Eric Owen. They will visit Hayden this coming Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, 2023.

HYA Presents Survey Results

April 10th, 2023

After providing focus groups for the community and inviting feedback via an online survey. HYA presented the results to the Hayden School District Board of Education Monday April 10th

Share Your Voice in the Superintendent Search Process

March 13th, 2023

The Hayden School District has chosen Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA) to spearhead its search for a new superintendent who will begin July 1, 2023. Your input is needed. Please attend (by Zoom) the appropriate focus group listed below as your feedback is important. Participants do not need to register, just join Zoom and jump in!

Share Your Voice in the Superintendent Search Process

March 13th, 2023

The Hayden School District is interested in your input as they seek to hire a new superintendent. This survey is designed to gather your perceptions of the school district and the importance of various characteristics found in effective superintendents. The information will be used to determine the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. The survey is conducted by a search firm, which ensures that your individual responses are kept anonymous and confidential.

The survey deadline is March 24th.

HYA Posts Open Superintendent Position

March, 2023

Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA) posts the open Superintendent position.

Hayden School District Board of Education Launches Superintendent Search with HYA

March 7th, 2023

At a Special Meeting on March 7th, 2023, the Board of Education met with HYA representatives to begin the superintendent search, including the development of a specific timeline for community input, and an outline of the interview and selection process

Hayden School District Board of Education

February 28, 2023

During a special meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, the Board of Education interviewed the following two superintendent search firm finalists:

  • Hazard, Young, Attea, & Associates (HYA): proposal
  • McPherson & Jacobson, LLC: proposal

After each firm presented its proposals, the Board chose to hire Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA) to facilitate the search for the next Hayden School District Superintendent

Hayden School District RFP for Superintendent In Hayden, Colorado

February 6th, 2023

The Hayden School District RE-1 Board of Education is seeking a search firm to assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent. The Board desires to have a new superintendent selected in the April/May 2023 timeframe. Current superintendent Christy Sinner has announced her intentions to retire at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year.

The Board of Education is committed to a superintendent search process that is transparent, inclusive, collaborative, thorough, strategic, organized, and professional.

Proposals will be accepted electronically until February 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (MDT) to and Late submittals will not be accepted or considered. It is the responsibility of the firm to ensure that the proposal documents are submitted electronically on or before the specified time.

Tentative Search Timeline – All Application Materials Due By: April 9, 2023
April 11 – HYA to present slate of candidates to Board of Education
April 13 and 14 – First round of interviews with the Board of Education. All first round interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
April 20 – Finalists day in the district
April 21 – Final interviews with Board of Education
Early May – Board of Education approves contract and announces new Superintendent
July 1, 2023 – Superintendent officially begins with Hayden

The Board has selected Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to coordinate the Superintendent Search:

“HYA is a network of independent education experts that work for Boards of Education and Administrators to recruit and develop great leaders, plan for the future, and provide additional human resources to move critical projects and initiatives forward.”

HYA is a nationally recognized and qualified, collaborative, and experienced executive search firm that will assist the Board in its search for a new superintendent.

Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA)


Contact Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA):

Dr. Mike Richie (Lead)
HYA Vice President

Todd Strom
HYA Associate