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Welcome to Ray and Associates

Ray and Associates, Inc. specializes in educational executive leadership searches. We recruit traditional and non-traditional candidates for public schools, private schools and higher education institutions/organizations.

We have many years of expertise helping organizations fill the following positions: president, superintendent, assistant superintendent, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, executive director, principal, chief academic officer, human resource director, business manager, athletic director and other administrative positions.

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

After hours questions or concerns please email GLR@rayassoc.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

Our Mission....

We will provide our clients with the highest quality services to assist them in hiring leaders who will meet district specific needs and positively impact the education of all students.

RAY AND ASSOCIATES’ COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION, EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND ELIMINATION OF RACISM IN THE DELIVERY OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SEARCH PRACTICES

During these challenging times we articulate our organizational commitment to identifying and acting upon the changes that are needed to bring about inclusion, recognize the need for equity, and eliminate institutional racism.

We recognize social injustice, systemic racism, socio-economic limitations and the disparities associated with the identification and placement of school district leadership personnel.  Furthermore, this recognition has not only guided our recruitment and placement of school district leaders, it directly impacts our recruitment and selection of our search Associates and national office personnel.

Therefore, we will: 

  • Declare inclusion as an organizational core value;
  • Engage in intentional conversation and behavior around diversity and equity;
  • Identify social justice as a behavior model impacting our school search practices;
  • Recognize systemic racism as an equity problem for children’s access to a fair, thorough and effective public education;
  • Place equity, inclusion and diversity as major tenant of practice; and
  • Use our voices and practices as instruments for change.

As a broad-based representative, nationwide organization that focuses on the delivery of leadership search and selection services to school districts, we commit ourselves to the statements above. 

Additionally, we will continue to ask ourselves the appropriate questions that help us focus on the delivery of our respective services through the lenses of integrity, equity, social justice and inclusion.

Finally, we will continue to bring forward the organization’s forces of institutional leadership, advocacy, scope of representation, levels of expertise and spheres of influence in these areas from this day forward.

Join us as we: WORK together, ASK questions, LISTEN fully, and ACT meaningfully!

THE EXPERTS IN EDUCATIONAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH

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Ray and Associates, Inc.
901 17th Street NE
PO Box 10045
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221
Ph:  319-393-3115
Fax: 319-393-6911

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