July 17, 2014 – SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to lead in its search for a new state superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Martell Menlove, the current state superintendent, announced his retirement in March. Connie Linardakis-Spyropoulos, managing director at Search Group Partners, is handling the assignment. State board member Jefferson Moss, who chairs the superintendent search committee, said: “We are pleased to engage the services of Search Group Partners to help us conduct an expert, nationwide search for this crucial position. Search Group Partners will conduct vital work in helping us to broaden the pool of quality candidates and in ensuring we find the very best person for this job.” SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) is a boutique recruiting firm that conducts searches on a nationwide basis and has offices in Utah, Tennessee and New York.