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Walla Walla High School Principal

Walla Walla Public Schools
Closing date: 
Monday, February 7, 2022


A remarkable experience awaits the applicant fortunate enough to be selected as the next principal of Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), located in historic Walla Walla, WA. The successful candidate will lead a 1,600 student campus that maintains a 160-year legacy of success and accomplishment. Working collaboratively with colleagues, the next principal will continue leading over 100 staff who are committed to delivering on the district’s vision of Developing Washington’s Most Sought-After Graduates.

The successful candidate will be the principal of an entirely renovated campus thanks to an $85M high school improvement project that will be completed in summer 2022. In addition, decades of community levy backing, stable district leadership, and a dedicated Board of Directors stands ready to ensure the next school leader is fully supported as they assume the role of the current principal who is retiring.

The Wa-Hi Principal serves as the instructional and cultural leader of the school. This individual is responsible for carrying out the district’s mission at the school level, ensuring all students receive high quality instruction in an aligned and coherent system while addressing their social and emotional needs in a safe and engaging environment.


Established success as an educational leader, either as a principal, assistant principal, or director.
Proven track record as an administrator who demonstrates and unwavering commitment to ensuring all students learn at high levels.
Experience with, and passionate support for a learning community culture centered around collaboration and collective efficacy.
Understands the importance of supporting the social/emotional needs of students and the critical role it plays in their success.
Is a lead-learner with a deep knowledge of high-quality instructional strategies and thirst to continue learning.


Has proven commitment to the development of a positive school culture and climate
Is committed to equity
Is consistent in follow through
Is tactful, diplomatic, fair, and consistent
Works effectively with parents and community
Shows a deep interest and concern for all children


Valid Washington State Certificate with Principal Endorsement
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge/awareness of their own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the district.
Advocate for equity, inclusion and professional practices that ensure all students achieve at high levels.
Knowledge of SEL practices and approaches.
Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students, staff and parents.
Ability to create a safe, orderly, positive school culture and climate for students and staff.
Ability to foster growth, creativity, and flexibility using a variety of techniques.
Demonstrated successful experience in shared decision-making, program development, staff supervision and evaluation.
Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in the use of technology for teaching and learning.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of public schools, including school reform legislation.
Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish/English).


Developing Washington’s most sought-after graduates

Walla Walla Public Schools ensures all students receive high quality instruction in an aligned and coherent system while addressing their social and emotional needs in a safe and engaging environment.

Belief Statement
We believe,
in challenging and supporting all students
quality instruction is critical to student success
in investing in staff to ensure excellence
in maximizing the impact of our resources
in collaborative and transparent operation
in the importance of family and community
diversity is a strength

Reports to the Superintendent or Designee

260-day contract; $135,000 - $157,000 depending on experience

The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Posting closes February 7, 2022
Submit online application to include:
Letter of application specifically addressing the candidate’s ability to meet the specified required qualifications.
3 letters of recommendation

The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
Liz Campeau, Director of HR
364 S. Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-3000

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Libby Thompson, Director of Special Education
364 S. Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-3000