The Select phase consists of providing the Board with a slate of candidates that were interviewed by HYA Associates using the Leadership Profile established by the Board. HYA Associates are committed to spending the necessary time and energy on the details to find the right candidates to bring to the Board. The search team then facilitates the Board interviews and appointment process including reviewing candidates’ references. HYA’s ability to gain important background information regarding candidates – beyond what appears on an individual’s resume – is a unique and distinguishing characteristic of HYA, and is attributable to the integrity of the firm, Associates, and the vast networks of professional relationships built through decades in the education field. A workshop on interviewing and construction of interview questions is facilitated by the Associates for the Board. Executive due diligence including formal background and media checks complete the Select phase. The HYA Signature search includes all Select phase services, however, a district can choose services a la carte.