Search Update and Survey

The search is underway and the application period for the next Superintendent of Schools is currently open.  The Board hopes to involve others—-district staff members, parents, students, and other stakeholders—-in the search through their participation in a survey. The link to the survey is available below for interested parties who choose to complete and submit responses.  The survey will be available until December 14th.


Search begins for next superintendent of Palmerton Area School District

The Palmerton Area School District Board of School Directors has formally launched the search for the district’s next superintendent.  For professional assistance in successfully managing the entire process, the board has hired the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA).   PSBA will be leading the district through all aspects of the search process, including a comprehensive advertising campaign, stakeholder surveys and focus groups, and a customized candidate interview process.  PSBA brings more than 20 years of experience to executive searches, and the project will be facilitated by a team of professionals at the association. Dr. Britta Barrickman will serve as the lead consultant.  In the near future, the board will be involving others in the process through surveys and focus groups to involve district staff members and other stakeholder groups.  The Board anticipates appointing the next Superintendent of Schools in the Spring of 2013.  Please be looking for more details in the near future as we begin this critically important endeavor.


The Palmerton Area School District Board of School Directors


Thank you on behalf of the board for all submissions.  And, as we begin this critically important endeavor of the search process, we ask you to re-visit our web site further details and updates concerning this most important process.

The Board of School Directors of the Palmerton Area School District