Superintendent (0.50 FTE): Knappa School District, Astoria Oregon



Administrative Position Posting

Position Title:     Superintendent (0.50 FTE)

Closing Date for Applications:     May 11, 2016 (or until filled)

Employment Begins: July 1, 2016

About the Position

Knappa School District is seeking an education leader with an outstanding record to serve as a half-time Superintendent beginning July 1, 2016. For the position the School Board anticipates offering a salary competitive with similar sized districts for similar positions.

  • Approximately 475 students 
  • Schools: 
    • Hilda Lahti Elementary (grades K-8) 
    • Knappa High School (grades 9-12)

About the District

Knappa School District is located in a rural setting along Highway 30 just 12 miles east of Astoria and 90 miles from Portland. The school district serves the unincorporated communities of Knappa, Svensen, Brownsmead, and Burnside.  The District takes pride in being able to offer a high quality education regardless of its rural setting. In 2001, the community passed a bond measure to upgrade the district’s schools. The Knappa School’s Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 to support student scholarships and mini-grants for innovative projects in the classroom. The technology offered to students along with a high quality academic experience makes Knappa a great place to attend school.  The District has retained many career-ready CTE courses and proudly offers students many college credit opportunities while still in high school.

About the Community

The community is family oriented and represents about 2,000 citizens. The area has long been noted as a fishing and forest products center. Georgia-Pacific’s Wauna Mill is located within district boundaries and employs approximately 1,000 area residents. Clatsop Community College in Astoria is a favorite destination for KHS graduates, but many students enroll in other state system universities and private schools in and out of Oregon. The community’s proximity to the Columbia River and the Oregon coast provides year around recreational opportunities.

The Application Requirements are:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Completed Superintendent Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of current Administrator License
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy (1 page)
  • Completed Mentor Questionnaire
  • Letters of Recommendation (3-5 preferred)
  • Other information demonstrating success in education

For additional information please contact:

Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant
Window to Leadership, LLC dba NextUp Leadership
1470 Rosemont Road
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Phone: 503-752-2438
Email: OR

Knappa School District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.