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Middle School Principal - Hood River Middle School

Hood River County School District

This posting will remain "Open until filled". This is a Regular position and will begin with the 2022/23 school year, in August 2022.

Initial application screening to begin June 8, 2022.


Complete and submit your TalentEd/Recruit&Hire electronic application on the District website ( or
-Letter of interest addressed to Rich Polkinghorn, HRCSD Superintendent
-Current Resume
-Three (3) recent letters of recommendation
-Copy of your Oregon Administrative License or proof of licensure
Submit all application materials electronically.

General Statement of Duties:

The school Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school and Hood River County School District. Achieving academic excellence requires that the school Principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff hired by the Board of Directors and to communicate effectively with parents. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.

Essential Job Functions:

Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
Facilitates various meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site advisory, special district committees, staff development, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating agendas and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district and/or state objectives.
Intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students and/or parents for the purpose of assisting students in modifying inappropriate behavior, developing successful interpersonal skills and/or initiating disciplinary action.
Manages various school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, assigned personnel, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, district and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
Prepares documentation (e.g. reports, correspondence, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.
Presents information on various topics for the purpose of communicating information and/or gaining feedback.
Supports staff for the purpose of assisting with their job functions of maintaining overall school site operation.
Leads school Improvement efforts with Site Council and staff; implements effective strategies to improve instruction and reduce achievement gap at school level.
Directs implementation of district curriculum in each classroom.
Hires, supervises and evaluates licensed and classified staff in school.
Collaborates with District personnel and peers to implement programs and accomplish goals.
Develops budgets; monitors spending for the purpose of achieving program objectives efficiently.
Communicates effectively with staff, students, parents, School Board and community about the school.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance to meet the needs of the students and the expectations of the District.

Job Qualifications & Experience:
Masters or Doctorate Degree in either Education or Administration;
Administrative experience at the building level is preferred;
Successful classroom teaching experience;
An innovative and committed leader for equity;
A strong desire to sustain and improve community/school partnerships;
An authority on educational research and practice;
A leader for dual language programming;
A culturally competent, collaborative leader;
Bilingual English/Spanish skills strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Skills to appropriately manage personnel, programs and fiscal resources, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and problem solve.

Knowledge of curriculum, research on effective teaching practices particularly with English Language Learners, State and Federal education law, district policies, Collective Bargaining Agreement, use of assessment data for school improvement, and staff development.

Abilities to sit for prolonged periods, provide direction to others and make independent judgments, keep and maintain accurate records, meet deadlines, communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds, communicate in oral and written form. Significant physical abilities include reaching/handling/ fingering, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/visual accommodation.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:
Oregon Administrative Licensure.
Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance (through Teacher Standards and Practices), Valid Driver’s License and evidence of insurability and district pre-employment/post-offer drug screen. Must provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination upon hire, or qualify for an exception.

This is a 220 day/year position and will begin in early August, 2022. The 2022/23 Salary Range for Middle School Principal is: $120,504 to $122,926

HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 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. Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1-800-735-2900.