Superintendent Search Process

September 27, LPS Superintendent Steve Joel announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2021–2022 school year. The Lincoln Board of Education started the search for the next superintendent with the selection of a search firm on November 9. There will be plenty of opportunities for staff, students, parents and community members to engage in the process.


The Timeline

October–November 2021

  • Select Search Firm

November 2021

  • Search firm begins accepting candidate applications

December 2021

  • Search firm holds community input sessions

January 2022

  • Slate of candidates presented to Board on January 25

February 2022

  • Board and community interview finalists
  • Board approves new superintendent

April–June 2022

  • New superintendent begins transition 

Happening now

Our search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) is currently accepting candidate applications.

Next steps

Community input sessions will be held to help the search firm recommend candidates that would be a good fit for Lincoln Public Schools.

Please join us for one of the following Community Town Halls with HYA:

  • Dec. 13, at noon – virtual on Zoom
  • Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. – District Office (5905 O Street)
  • Dec. 14, at 7:00 p.m. – LPS Don Clifton Professional Learning Center (710 Hill Street)