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Bonanza Elementary School Principal

Klamath County School District

Klamath County School District invites all qualified persons interested in the position of Bonanza Elementary School Principal to apply.


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 district. Achieving academic excellence requires that the school Principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school 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. The Principal must have strong commitments to his/her own professional development.

Primary Function:

The primary functions are: Supervision and Evaluation of Licensed and Classified Staff, Student Performance, Public Relations, Community Liaison, Team Development and an Instructional Leader. Physical ability to adhere to OSHA and district safety regulations. Work within the district’s communicable disease control plan (blood borne pathogens) and be aware of the existence and potential exposure to hazardous chemicals as identified on the MSDS sheets. This position is considered a safety sensitive position.


Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the school including instructional programs, extracurricular activities and discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures. Ensure compliance with all laws, board policies and civil regulations.
Interpret and administer the programs, philosophy and policies of the state and the district to the staff, students and the community at large.
Establish and maintain channels for communication and interaction between administration, staff, students and parents.
Assess and monitor the needs of students and the community and implement changes in schedules, curricular offerings and program(s) to meet those needs.
Utilize the district guidelines to provide adequate accounting methods to ensure budget control.
Perform staff evaluations and coordinate related in-service for the improvement of instruction.
Provide consultation and leadership to individual students and student group.
Assist in the recruitment, screening, hiring and assigning of certificated and classified personnel.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of accurate, up-to-date inventories of equipment and supplies.
Develop and maintain faculty and student handbooks to assist in the implementation of Board policy.
Develop and administer a system dealing with student discipline that will ensure each student an equal right to learn.
Willingness to serve on district level committees.
Coordinate maintenance and cleaning of the building and facilities to ensure adequate service for the maximum number of years and to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff. All school facilities should be inspected once a week.
Coordinate curricular and extra-curricular/extra-duty assignments to provide the best possible over-all educational opportunities and supervision for our students.
Approve and schedule all facility use requests by other schools or community group.
Manage accounting and disbursement of student body funds.
Perform such other tasks and assume other responsibilities as may be required to ensure an educational program that is beneficial to all students.
Perform such other tasks and other responsibilities as may be assigned by a Director or the Superintendent.
Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with students, fellow employees, and the general public.
Maintain and communicate short and long term vision, mission and goals.
Organize the school to fulfill the district’s vision, mission and goals for student success.
Organize the school to ensure the safe operation for students and staff.
Ensure that high quality instruction takes place in all classrooms.
Manage budget to ensure that programs receive the necessary tools and supplies to fulfill their functions.
Other duties as assigned.

Letter of application
Current resume
Three current letters of recommendation with complete contact information
Official or unofficial college transcripts
Any other supporting materials

215 day contract
Family medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance
Salary range: $108,200.51-123,200.51/annual (salary dependent upon experience)
6% PERS paid by District


Hold or qualify for appropriate Oregon administrative license.
Minimum five years’ experience as an educator.

Minimum of two years' building level school administration experience.
A clear vision of the school instruction program; understanding school issues.
Ability to lead school improvement efforts informed by data that produce high achievement results.
Strong communication skills that establish positive, collaborative working relationships with and among students, staff, parents and the community.
Effective management of school operations to support teaching and learning.
Understanding of effective educational programming, including English language development, talented and gifted, and special education.
Expertise in personnel selection, management, evaluation, and staff development.
Strong fiscal manager; ability to marshal limited resources to meet student and school needs.


Experience with Teacher Evaluation Systems.
Facilitator of ideas; ability to articulate and develop a shared vision within the school community.
Ability to create and foster a safe, student-centered culture where high expectations and learning is valued.
Understanding of the role of instructional technologies.
Supporter of extracurricular programs and activities.
Experience in working with a diverse student body.
Must be willing to lead school level committees and initiatives and assist on district level committees.


Collaborative yet decisive decision-maker; consensus builder.
High ethical and professional standards; firm in personal values and direction.
Genuinely respectful of and values staff, students and parents.
Good listener and communicator; approachable.
Sense of humor.
Highly visible in classrooms within the school, and at events.
Innovative and effective team member.
A problem solver.
A proven leader in improving instruction.

Closing date:

Open until filled.

Start date:

July 2023

Application materials will remain confidential. Reference check emails will be sent.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided on request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Klamath County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.