FPS Superintendent Search

Dear FPS Families,

Our superintendent Dr. John L Colbert has announced his retirement in June of 2023, marking the end of a truly outstanding and pioneering career as an educator with Fayetteville Public Schools. It is now our duty as members of the Fayetteville Board of Education to find and hire the next superintendent for our school district. 

We have engaged the GR Recruiting firm to help us with the search process, and one of the first steps will be to gather public input from our parents, patrons, staff, and students on what qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent.  Your input is important.

GR Recruiting will hold a public input meeting on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Ramay Junior High School. Community patrons and parents are invited to come and visit with staff members from GR Recruiting. No RSVP is required; all are welcome to attend. 

An online survey has also been created to gather input. The survey is available at this link: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/2022FayettevilleSupeSearch.

I encourage you to take part in these input-gathering activities and help us develop the job description for the next superintendent. As always, we are very grateful for your support of Fayetteville Public Schools.


Nika Waitsman 
Fayetteville Board of Education