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Pacific Crest Middle School Principal

Bend-La Pine School District
Closing date: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

Oregon Health Authority administrative rule 333-019-1030 requires that, by October 18, 2021, all teachers and school staff either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a medical or religious exception. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as the point in time 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Upon job offer, and prior to their first day of work, successful candidates will need to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exception.


Bend-La Pine Schools welcomes applications of qualified persons interested in the position of principal at Pacific Crest Middle School. Selection procedures may include: team interview, presentation to the community, and an individual task. The district may conduct a visit to the current job site of the top candidate prior to offering the job.
Qualified applicants should apply online at: and should include:
Letter of application
Current resume, including email address
Three current letters of recommendation; including names, titles, addresses, home and office phone numbers
College transcripts
Any other supporting materials

229-day contract
Family medical, dental and vision insurance
Term life and long-term disability insurance
Professional development program and tuition reimbursement
Salary estimate (based on 2021-22 schedule): $116,912 – $124,534
Bend-La Pine Schools, unlike many districts, currently pays the employee’s portion of PERS

Position closes: January 17, 2022
Interviews: January 28, 2022
Projected start date: July 1, 2022

Must hold, or be able to obtain, Oregon Administrative Licensure
Record of increasingly responsible positions in education
Successful teaching and administrative experience at the middle school level
Humble, collaborative leader who values relationships with students, families and staff members
Strong communication skills, with a special focus on being an exceptional listener, highly visible and approachable to help establish positive, collaborative working relationships with and among students, staff, parents/guardians
Effective management of school operations, financials, bell schedules, and systems that support teaching and learning
Desire to stay in the position for long-term, develop a sustainable vision, and build school culture

Professional experience with leading and building cultural inclusivity with an eclectic group of students; including, but not limited to, socio-economics, ability level, TAG, Life Skills, multi-lingual, identity and gender preference
Instructional leader with a focus on best practices and knowledge of special education programs
Understands and has experience in non-exclusionary practices for student behavior, including Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) and Restorative Justice practices
Supportive of professional development opportunities and trainings that provide staff collaboration
Listens to and advocates for staff and students
Clear, timely communicator with an open-door policy
Willing to advocate for the school community at the district level
A good sense of humor
Experience with building teams and creating a positive, professional, working environment for all
Ability to build and nurture relationships grounded in trust and compassion

Pacific Crest Middle School is Bend-La Pine Schools’ newest middle school, opening its doors in the 2015-16 school year, Pacific Crest is now home to is home to nearly 600 diverse, high achieving, learners who are engaged in a rigorous curriculum with a broad range of elective opportunities. Pacific Crest Middle School educators strive to empower students as creative thinkers, responsible decision-makers, and engaged members of society through practices that place the learner at the core of instruction.

There are strong supports for students with a wide range of learning abilities as Pacific Crest is home to Bend-La Pine Schools’ middle-level autism program, where students are an integral part of this full-inclusion model. With a commitment to rigorous project and field study based instruction, and a focus on literacy, Pacific Crest provides an environment for student growth, innovation and collaboration. A balanced and growing mix of extra-curricular activities are also offered, consisting of a variety of clubs and athletics.

Pacific Crest Middle School staff members care deeply about their school community and strive to welcome, create and maintain positive relationships with students, families and fellow staff members. Pacific Crest is fortunate to have a high level of parent and family engagement, fostering a supportive environment for students and staff members alike.

Bend-La Pine Schools is the fifth largest school district in the state. More than 17,500 students attend Bend-La Pine Schools and programs.
Bend-La Pine Schools boasts 35 schools: 17 elementary schools, two K-8 schools, two charter schools, seven middle schools and seven high schools.
Since 2000, students in Bend-La Pine Schools have continually scored higher on SAT tests than their peers nation- and statewide. Students taking the SAT earned an average score of 1598, 101 points higher than their peers nationwide in 2014.
Highly competitive extracurricular teams earned numerous state championships.
Staff award winners include Oregon’s Superintendent of the Year, Elementary Principal of the Year, High School Principal of the Year, Oregon Teacher of the year, and Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
The community has passed five school construction bonds in the past 20 years, providing 17 new schools and supporting facility safety and equity, along with new instructional programs for students.
Strong collaboration and networking with the community exist through School to Careers program, Safe Schools Alliance, Family Access Network with a FAN advocate in each building, and partnerships with local Parks and Recreation districts, to name a few.
A private education foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools supports K-12 education in the community.
Volunteers provide over 95,000 hours to schools annually.

Direct additional requests for information to
Andrea Wilson, Human Resources Supervisor
Human Resources Department
Phone: 541-355-1111 Fax: 541-355-1109
520 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97703