What Others Say


BWP will be glad to furnish references and their contact information upon request. As a summary, here are some quotes from recent clients:

“I would like to thank BWP & Associates for their assistance in our search for a superintendent. Not only was the pool of candidates that you brought forward excellent and highly qualified, but the assistance and support provided throughout the process was tremendously helpful. The level of professionalism, methodology used to identify and recruit capable candidates, and the guidance provided in identifying the needs of our district were all superior.”

- Katherine M. Doremus, Board President, Community High School Dist 94, West Chicago, IL


“I recommend BWP highly. The pool of candidates this firm furnished to Horry County was outstanding. I attributed that to the fact that our BWP consultants did not just advertise our position but were active in recruiting applicants for the position.”

- Will Garland, Board Chairman, Horry County Schools, Myrtle Beach/Conway, SC

"Bill Symons has led us through two superintendent searches, and both times he and his search team have helped us find a stellar superintendent. The depth of the candidate pool BWP recruited was excellent with many highly qualified individuals. Our Board has been very pleased with our final selections. Bill, Mary Ann Blaskowitz, and BWP made our job as Board members much easier than we anticipated because of their professionalism through every step of the search process. I would be glad to recommend this team to any other school board."

- Dana Morris, former Chairman, Kershaw County School Board, Camden, S.C.

"On behalf of my fellow members of the Webster Groves School Board, I want to express our sincere appreciation for your efforts during our search for our new Superintendent of Schools. The work you offered during our search was thorough and professional and served us well. We are very pleased that after a rigorous process of selecting and interviewing some very fine candidates, we agreed unanimously to offer the position of superintendent to Dr. Sarah Riss. We are delighted that she has accepted our offer! Thanks for all you contributed to the process. We consider your help invaluable!"

- Janet Hamill, President, Board of Education, Webster Groves School District, Webster Groves, Missouri
"BWP is the most professional search firm I have ever observed. Bill Symons and his team do a magnificent job of matching candidates to the specific needs of each district. You will find this search team’s professionalism and attention to detail second to none."

- Dr. Marc Sosne, former Superintendent in Residence, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
"Selecting the superintendent BWP brought us is the “best thing we have done in 10 years!”

- Steve Brown, former School Board Chairman, York School District Two, Clover, SC
"The entire Berkeley County School Board wishes to extend a sincere thank you for your excellent service to our school district. With our long term Superintendent retiring, we had little experience in the search process to replace him. Simply stated, your firm has performed well beyond our expectations.

Your guidance in establishing our district's particular needs as well as building community participation has resulted in a selection that has been readily accepted. The final seven recommended candidates were all well-qualified to meet our requirements and left us in the enviable position of selecting the "best of the best."

From establishing timelines, facilitating community input, and providing detailed recommendations for the interview process to the excellent handling of the legal and public relations needs, you left us with a clear understanding and a method to succeed. We highly recommend your expertise to any school district wanting a successful outcome in a superintendent search. Please feel free to contact any of the Board members listed below for future reference."


- Doug Cooper, Chairman, Berkeley County School Board, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
  Also, Kathy Schwalbe, Donna Marino, Dr. Kent Murray, Terry Hardesty, Philip Obie,
  Wilhelmina Moore, Dr. Jimmy Hinson, Frank Wright - Board members, Berkeley County School District

"I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Symons and Mary Ann Blaskowitz on two superintendent searches. They were both very professionally handled and produced excellent results for the school district."

- Ken Childs, School Board attorney, Childs & Halligan, P.A.
"I am pleased to recommend BWP and Associates to your organization. We utilized the firm’s services in our recent superintendent search and found their assistance to be invaluable. The BWP staff conducted a nationwide superintendent search, which required weeks of interviews, investigation and recommendations. Throughout the search process members of the firm demonstrated a true commitment to our successful search and worked diligently to help the Board identify candidates who were best capable of addressing our district’s specific needs. I am certain that given the opportunity, they will do likewise for your organization."

- Wendy C. Brawley, former Chairwoman, Richland County School District One, Columbia, South Carolina
"The team of BWP consultants did an outstanding job in guiding our Board through the entire process of locating an exceptionally qualified superintendent for Barnwell School District 45. Dr. Symons, Dr. Stuckey, and Mrs. Blaskowitz did a great job of keeping our Board informed throughout the superintendent search process. They are very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. Our full Board agreed that the fee we paid BWP was very well spent; these consultants even went above and beyond our Board's expectations with services they provided during the superintendent search for Barnwell 45."

- Valenda Black, Chairperson, Barnwell School District 45 Board of Trustees, Barnwell, SC