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The Position

The Tenino School District Board of Directors is seeking candidates with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Educator and leadership experience essential for success as a Superintendent;
  • Respect for all staff and community with an approachable personality and a commitment to honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to provide competent, financial oversight of the district and align expenditure decisions with district priorities;
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and listen to multiple voices and perspectives as a leader;
  • A collaborative leadership style that inspires and builds teamwork and trust among all stakeholders;
  • Ability to pursue available funding opportunities to enhance learning opportunities for students;
  • Forward thinking and innovative in facilitating problem-solving and strategic planning;
  • Demonstrated capability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with employee unions/associations, parent groups, community organizations, staff, and the school board;
  • Background and experience in leading successful facility improvement efforts, including bond initiatives;
  • A commitment to become part of the Tenino community and engage visibly in school and community events.

Additionally, The Board prefers the Superintendent live within the boundaries of Tenino School District but requires the Superintendent to live within 25 miles of the district boundary.

The Board of Directors will negotiate a multi-year contract with a competitive salary, commensurate with local and like-sized Washington state school districts with the selected candidate.

The Community

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The City of Tenino is a tight-knit community of about 10,000 people. Tenino families enjoy a beautiful, quiet town with historic stone structures, a large community park, supportive local businesses, and access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Tenino is situated close to such recreational wonders as Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and the Pacific Ocean. Tenino has a rich history beginning with mining and shipping sandstone from the town’s early quarries as well as logging and farming which emerged as the region grew and developed thanks to the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. Today, the rural nature of the community and geography remains alive and well, while steady population and housing growth is projected to continue well into the future. Tenino has a long history of supporting its schools with a growing number of community partnerships supporting students, families and programs across all schools.

city website: www.ci.Tenino.wa.us

The District

Tenino School District consists of two elementary schools (P-2 & 3-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12), serving approximately 1300 students in the kindergarten through twelfth grades.

Tenino’s dedicated and caring staff provide engaging programs, curriculum and support services that enrich student learning at all levels. Our ongoing school improvement system focuses on development of annual goals and actions plans at each school aligned with student data trends and district-wide goals. Our schools continue to develop and refine supportive intervention strategies as part of this improvement effort and we are proud of the growth and success these efforts have produced in recent years.

With support from the community, Tenino offers many enrichment activities, fine arts programs, and athletic activities that provide students with a wide range of engagement options to choose from.

The District has a strong tradition of quality—in our programs and services, our facilities, our technology support, our staff and our community. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our District and what we have to offer. We think you’ll find that Tenino is a great place for students!Tenino High School Band preparing for a parade.

Application Details

Application for Superintendent should include:

  • A formal letter of application containing personal and professional qualifications and your reasons for interest in the position;
  • A current resume;
  • All  completed application and all supporting documentation can be found and submitted at https://edjobsnw.org/;
  • Three to five current letters of recommendation that address your qualifications and leadership abilities uploaded with application.

Inquiries regarding the position and/or questions regarding the application process can be emailed to Assistant Superintendent, John Bash, at bashj@tenino.k12.wa.us.

For full consideration, please submit all application materials electronically by January 15, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Candidates are asked not to contact Board members directly. Any effort to do so may result in disqualification for the position.