Qualified candidates from throughout the world are invited to apply for this exceptional opportunity to lead Oregon’s fifth largest school district in sunny Central Oregon. Serving as superintendent of this vibrant and fast-growing district in one of the most desired areas in our nation is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Bend-La Pine Schools seeks a dynamic new leader to continue and build upon on the district’s long history of excellence. The superintendent will embrace the growing diversity of the area, strive to narrow the achievement gap for our historically underserved students and empower each member of the learning community to thrive and find success. In fulfilling that primary goal, the superintendent will inspire, collaborate with and work alongside the school board, staff members, families, community partners, local residents and students to ensure each student and staff member has the teaching and learning environment they deserve.
Board interviews with semi-finalists: November 5-6
Finalist interviews: November 19-20
Announcement of appointment: January 1
Superintendent begins job: July 1, 2021 or earlier
A Master’s degree is required with an Ed.D or Ph.D., preferred. The candidate should have superintendent credentials as required by the state of Oregon. For more information on the accreditation process, contact the Teacher Standards & Practices Commission for the State of Oregon at www.tspc.state.or.us
Administrative and senior leadership experience in K-12 education, in addition to classroom experience
Proven experience working collaboratively with employee associations
Record of working with an elected or appointed School Board, or similar body
Experience with strategic plan development and implementation, reflecting the values and needs of the district, including budgeting, development and oversight of long term planning
Willing to make a long-term commitment to Bend-La Pine Schools
Additional Salary Information: The Bend-La Pine Schools’ Board of Directors will negotiate a multi-year contract with salary dependent upon education and experience and commensurate with other leading districts in Oregon.
About Bend-La Pine Schools
Bend-La Pine Schools is Oregon’s fifth largest school district, serving more than 18,500 students across 33 schools and two charter schools in the Bend, La Pine and Sunriver communities. Our more than 2,000 employees are driven by an unrelenting passion for education and a commitment to provide students the learning environment they deserve. We care deeply about academic excellence, but we care just as much about our students’ character; their preparedness for the next steps in their lives; and their abilities to think critically, work creatively, communicate, and collaborate.
Our students outperform state and national averages on the ACT and SAT exams and our graduation rates are continuing to climb – up nearly 13% in the last eight years alone; the number of our third-graders who are proficient readers outpaces the state average by almost 20 percentage points; more freshmen are on-track for graduation; and we are able to recruit and keep highly effective teachers, staff, and leaders.