Superintendent Search

New Leadership for Iowa’s Largest Provider of Public Education

The Des Moines School Board is currently conducting a search for a Superintendent for Iowa’s capitol city school district. Throughout the search process, this web page will provide news, information and updates about the process, including presentations made at all public meetings relatings to the Superintendent search.

In the weeks and months ahead look for updates about the search process, events, public input and more as the School Board selects a permanent Superintendent to be on the job in time for the 2013-14 school year.

Please visit the links in the menu to the right for additional information about the Superintendent search process.

Background on Des Moines Public Schools

The Des Moines Independent Community School District is Iowa’s largest provider of public education, serving over 32,000 students at more than 60 schools and programs throughout the state’s capitol city. DMPS is also central Iowa’s fifth largest employer with nearly 4,700 teachers and other employees. The school district provides a diverse array of educational programming, including International Baccalaureate schools, top-ranked Advanced Placement programs, one of the nation’s leading career and technical education programs, and numerous other choice offerings for students and families.

For more information on Des Moines Public Schools and the Superintendent position, download the Superintendent Search brochure.

The district’s former superintendent, Dr. Nancy Sebring, resigned on May 10, 2012. Thomas Ahart is serving as the interim Superintendent.