Superintendent Selection Process

  • The Board of Education is looking forward to hearing from district staff and leadership, students, parents and community members about what characteristics they would like to see in our next leader. Details about opportunities for members of the Cherry Creek Schools community to provide this input over the coming weeks will be listed on this web page.

    These surveys and listening forums will be facilitated by an independent consultant team. The Board will review and discuss the findings with integrity before posting the Superintendent job. Then, once there are applicants, the feedback from stakeholders will help guide the Board’s selection of the next leader of our 55,000 students. We thank you in advance for your participation.  

    If you have questions, comments or concerns, you can send a brief, confidential email to

    Where we are

    After approval by the Board of Education, the independent consulting team of Steve Herzog and Bruce Caughey have started their process of listening to staff, students, parents and community. Strategies include one-on-one meetings, Zoom focus groups and survey research. This process will help to determine next steps in the Superintendent transition process. 

    The Board wants to hear from you. We hope you will participate either in person or through other avenues to help us to build on the successes of Future Forward and where we should focus our time and resources. Find information about his month-long process through district communications, including the Superintendent’s Friday update, and the Cherry Creek Board of Education web page. 

    Your voice is important, and it is our goal to ensure that we listen to voices that represent our entire school district community.

    Community Survey

    Any resident or employee of the Cherry Creek School District may participate in an online survey that will launch in the coming weeks. The survey will be provided with translations multiple languages. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this important survey.

    Here is the link to the survey:

    About the consultants

    • Bruce Caughey
      Caughey moved from his elected role as president of Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) in 2006 and into a staff role as public policy director and followed by six years as executive director. He retired from CASE in July 2016. CASE represents more than 2500 public education leaders across Colorado, including school superintendents, principals and other administrators. Prior to his time at CASE, Caughey spent 16 years in Douglas County Schools, including time as the communications director, member of the superintendent’s cabinet and co-chair of the District Crisis Team. He remains committed to public education and involved in consulting, board roles and public speaking. He served as the interim president and CEO of the Public Education and Business Coalition in 2018. Caughey is the proud father of two educators, who both attended Cherry Creek Schools, and the author of bestselling guidebooks and many periodicals about education and current events.

    • Steven Herzog
      Herzog has had a 41-year career as an educator. He taught special education at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Wisconsin and Arizona, and was an adjunct professor at Regis and the University of Colorado, Denver. Steve has a doctorate in leadership from ASU and has served as an elementary principal, HR Director, COO and Superintendent, in Arizona, Colorado and California. He currently consults for Educators Abroad, London, UK and Front Range BOCES in Colorado, and is on the Board of Directors for Community Resources, Inc. supporting the Denver Public School District. When not volunteering at Habitat for Humanity or Metro Caring Food Service, Steve and his wife support their two sons who are former graduates of Cherry Creek SD.
Last Modified on February 24, 2021