Chief Executive Officer / Superintendent 

Chicago Public Schools 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is seeking a chief executive officer and superintendent for the nation’s third-largest school system, and a district on the rise. CPS’ equity-based vision is to provide a high-quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life. The seven-member Board of Education and Mayor of the City of Chicago are looking for a dynamic, engaging, and transformative leader to help make the district’s vision a reality for students and families across Chicago. 

CPS serves 341,000 students across 638 district-run, charter, contract, and options schools. CPS is also one of Illinois’ largest employers, with nearly 40,000 full-time and 8,000 part-time employees. Detailed information about CPS’ demographics, academic performance, and financial data, as well as student and staff surveys, is available at 

A successful candidate will be offered a multi-year contract with a nationally competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience, with a start date subject to negotiation. 

CPS has partnered with BWP & Associates to recruit and select a new CEO/Superintendent. Interested candidates should apply at Complete applications must be submitted no later than June 18, 2021. 

For additional information, please contact BWP search consultants:

Dr. Debra Hill
Dr. Anne Noland
Dr. Kevin Castner