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Pine Ridge Elementary School Principal

Bend-La Pine School District
Closing date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022


Bend-La Pine Schools welcomes applications of qualified persons interested in the position of principal at Pine Ridge Elementary 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
A required part of the application process includes submitting two video responses via Interviewstream, which is built into the application.

224-day contract
Family medical, dental and vision insurance
Term life and long-term disability insurance
Professional development program and tuition reimbursement
Salary estimate: $114,410 – $121,870
Bend-La Pine Schools, unlike many districts, currently pays the employee’s portion of PERS

Position closes: June 4, 2022
Interviews: June 13, 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 elementary school level
Clear understanding of IDEA, TAG and MTSS
Understanding of best practices in early literacy and mathematics
Understanding of CCSS and Smarter Balanced Assessments and the ability to use data to lead school improvement efforts
Effective management of school operations that support teaching and learning
Experiences with systems around equity and trauma-informed practices
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

Elementary school teaching experience
Elementary school administrative experience, especially large schools
Clear knowledge of elementary school scheduling, curriculum and systems
Highly knowledgeable regarding elementary school best practices and enriching curriculum to meet the needs of all learners
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
Humble, collaborative leader who values relationships with students, families and staff members
Clear, timely communicator with an open-door policy
Experience with building teams and creating a positive, professional, working environment for all
Ability to build and nurture relationships grounded in trust and compassion


Positive, Safe Learning Community

We are a kindergarten-through-fifth grade school with approximately 540 students committed to supporting our community to achieve our potential in a positive, safe learning community.

Our school has an outstanding reputation and is filled with enthusiastic students willing to learn, supportive parents and guardians committed to their children's education, and a dedicated staff committed to providing our students with a quality education.

Academically, we are committed to teaching students the state standards without sacrificing exciting enrichment opportunities that enhance their overall educational experience. We are proud of the academic growth our student have made and look forward to continuing our work to provide our students with the best education.

We implement a school wide behavior management system. We have consistent and common rules throughout the building. Students are taught our expectations at the beginning and throughout the year to promote a safe, responsible, and respectful environment. Our teachers use the Stop, Walk, and Talk anti-bullying curriculum to address bullying behavior at our school.

We believe that students are most successful when school personnel work closely with parents to meet the unique needs of each individual student. Families are invited and encouraged to participate in, and get involved with, their child's education in any way possible.

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
Ryan Kelling
Director of Recruitment & Retention
Human Resources Department
Phone: 541-355-1110 Fax: 541-355-1109
520 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97703

Application materials of final candidates may be published. Reference checks will be made and there may be a site visit of the candidate before selection.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Bend-La Pine Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bend-La Pine Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran or military status, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to all designated youth groups.