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Middle School Principal - Creswell Middle School

Creswell School District 40

Creswell School District is seeking a Middle School Principal to lead the outstanding staff at Creswell Middle School, and join our team of dedicated and innovative educational leaders. Creswell Middle School serves approximately 300 students in grades 6-8.

Posted until filled. Application screening will begin 2/23/2020.


General Description: The school principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing 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 to communicate effectively with parents/guardians and the community.

The Primary Functions of the Position: Supervision and evaluation of licensed and classified staff, student performance, public relations, community liaison, team development and instructional leader,

General Responsibilities: Leadership in curriculum and instruction, school operations and management, personnel supervision and evaluation, staff development, student supervision and discipline, extracurricular activities, emergency procedures parent communication, and facilitation of school-level committees.

Personal Traits: The successful candidate will be a visionary leader, motivator and strong collaborator with the desire, knowledge, and experience to work with diverse populations. In addition, the candidate will be able to communicate effectively and develop strong relationships with students, staff, and the community; will demonstrate a passion for student learning; embrace creativity and innovation; commit to ongoing instructional improvement; and make student success a top priority.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of five years of experience as an educator.
Oregon Administrative Licensure or evidence of eligibility.
Ability to lead school improvement efforts informed by data that produce high achievement results.
Strong communication skills.
Effective management skills for school operations.
Expertise in personnel selection, management, evaluation, and staff development.
Knowledgeable about IDEA, IEP procedures, TAG guidelines and procedures and all appropriate programs for equitable education outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:
Successful classroom teaching and administrative experience at the elementary or middle level.
Experience with teacher evaluation systems.
Ability to create a safe and healthy school climate.
Supporter of extracurricular programs and activities.
Understands and values diversity.
Ability to motivate middle school students.
Knowledgeable about student conduct, discipline and behavioral supports.

Annual Salary: $94,327 - $104,119 (220 day contract)
Benefit package includes family medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, district paid PERS, professional dues, tuition reimbursement and cell phone stipends.

Applicants shall submit a letter of interest, current résumé, three (3) letters of reference (preferably from current and previous evaluators), copy of current administrative license, and Creswell School District administrative application. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. To apply please visit our Jobs page at:

Address all inquiries to:
Creswell Middle School Search Committee
Creswell School District
998 West A Street
Creswell, OR 97426

For more information contact:
Leslie Higdon