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Superintendent/Principal - Spray SD

Spray School District
Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Spray School District (OR)
Invites applications for the position of

Location: Spray, Oregon
Enrollment: 57 students
Base Salary: $88,000 to $98,000 annually plus benefits
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
Start Date: July 1, 2021

About the Position

The Spray School District Board of Directors is seeking an educational leader with an outstanding record of achievement to serve as Superintendent/Principal beginning July 1, 2021. The School Board anticipates offering an annual base salary in the range of $88,000 to $98,000 plus benefits for the position.

The successful candidate must hold or qualify for an Oregon superintendent's license and will have the following personal and professional qualities:

• Builds collaborative working relationships with staff, parents and community
• Is highly visible and involved in the school and community
• Has a background in classroom teaching
• Building or district administration level experience preferred
• Demonstrates solid budgeting skills and understands Oregon school finance
• Is committed to serving all students from all backgrounds
• Values and respects the contribution from all staff and treats them as professionals
• Understands the culture and needs of a small, rural community

About the District

Spray SD serves approximately 57 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The District employs eight teachers, two instructional assistants, and one administrator. The campus consists of 5 buildings and the District operates two boarding residences for high school students from all over the world and the Pacific Northwest.

The District offers a strong academic and activities program for all students with updated technology and a variety of distance education offerings. Class size is generally 6-15 students. High school 10th – 12th grades are able to participate in the Early College program with Columbia Gorge CC. Life in a small school means increased opportunities to learn and engage in athletics and activities. Middle school and high school athletic and activities programs include football, volleyball, basketball and track.

About the Area

Spray is a small, rural community located in Wheeler County on the John Day River in north central Oregon and prides itself holding the best small town rodeo in the West. The school district encompasses approximately 605 square miles, including the City of Spray and unincorporated areas of the county. Spectacular natural beauty surrounds Spray. The mountainous environment lends itself to various outdoor and recreational activities such as: hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, and rafting.

Application Materials

• Completed Application form
• Current resume
• Cover letter of interest
• 3-5 current letters of reference
• Copy of administrator license or proof of eligibility to obtain one
• A statement about how you meet the qualities and qualifications set by the Board

How to Submit an Application

Application packets are submitted to Oregon School Boards Association – Executive Search ( via the Revelus application portal (see the link below). All applicants will submit a candidate profile (completed when you create your Revelus account) and a completed application, as well as upload the other application material documents to the application portal. The application packet must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing day.

OSBA Revelus application portal:

OUT-OF-STATE CANDIDATES: To ensure eligibility for an Oregon administrator’s license, direct inquiries to: Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission, 503-378-3586; fax 503-378-4448;

More Information

For information regarding the position, contact:

Milt Dennison, Executive Search Consultant at • 503.334-.6536

For questions regarding the application process, contact:
Sarah Herb, Executive Search and Events Specialist at • 503.400.3047 (direct) • 800.578.6722 • 503.588.2813 (Fax)

Spray School District provides equal opportunities in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability in accordance with state and federal law. Consistent with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process by contacting Steve Kelley at 1-800-578-6722.