RSD Superintendent Search: Leadership Profile, Desired Characteristics Reports Now Available


In January 2022, Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony L. Smith, announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year. At the January 25, 2022 School Board meeting, the School Board selected the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to lead the hiring process.

The superintendent search process launched at the end of January with listening sessions and an online survey that were both designed to gather internal and external stakeholder feedback. Over 20 listening sessions were completed, including two open public sessions. All together, these sessions included 102 participants. In addition, 206 stakeholders responded to the superintendent survey.

The survey and listening sessions gathered the following community insight:​

  • Strengths of our schools and district

  • Challenges the district is currently facing

  • What the new leader’s priorities should be

  • What professional characteristics the next superintendent should have

The following groups were represented in the district’s listening sessions:​

  • Students

  • Student Family Members

  • Classified Staff

  • Teachers/Certificated Staff

  • School Leaders

  • District Leaders

  • Local Elected & Appointed Leaders

  • Non-Profit Leaders

  • Community Members & Alumni

  • School Board Members

With the conclusion of the listening sessions and completion of the surveys taken care of, HYA has released two reports - The Leadership Profile Report and the Desired Characteristics of the Next Superintendent Report.


To view the Leadership Profile Report and the Desired Leadership Characteristics Report, please click the links below.

To see more updates on the Superintendent Search process in Riverview School District, please visit the Superintendent Search page on the district website.