About Ray & Associates

  • The Board of Directors selected the search firm Ray and Associates Inc. to recruit the next superintendent of Everett Public Schools. Ray and Associates is a national search firm based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The firm has provided search services for hundreds of school districts in dozens of states, including Washington as well as nine state education departments. 

    Ray and Associates has a strong track record in providing superintendent search services for districts that are similar to Everett in size, cultural diversity and geographic location. Mr. Ryan M. Ray, president of the search firm, will be a part of Everett’s search team.

    The Ray and Associates team will come to Everett Public Schools to conduct in-person interviews, focus groups, and to facilitate community input sessions. The group will also set up an online survey to help the board understand the key capacities sought in our next superintendent. We ask for your collaboration as we work to include many voices in this process. 

    A broadly constructed leadership profile will be ready in early March, immediately after which the active recruitment phase of the search will begin. The search will be completed in the spring.

    Learn more about Ray and Associates on their website.