Superintendent: Pendleton School District, Pendleton Oregon


Notice of Open Administrative Position

Position: Superintendent

Filing Deadline:     February 12, 2016 (or open until filled)

About the Postion

Pendleton School District is seeking a leader with an outstanding record in the field of education to serve as superintendent beginning July 1, 2016. The Board anticipates a base salary in the range of $127,500 to $140,000 plus benefits for the position.

About the District

Pendleton School District has distinct advantages not always found in districts of a similar size. Its students score well on state achievement tests. Students who plan to attend college score well above state and national scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The district is staffed with many dedicated long-term employees. Pendleton schools have outstanding programs with instruction in band, choir, and orchestra at the middle and senior high schools; robust sports programs with a reputation for winning, attributed in large part to the tremendous support of the community; and many school-related clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities giving students the opportunity to be involved in their schools and community. For more information, visit the district’s website:


  • Early Learning Center (PELC)
  • Elementary schools: 5
  • Middle School: 1
  • High School: 1


  •  Kindergarten: 214
  • Grades 1-5: 1,226
  • Grades 6-8: 752
  • Grades 9-12: 1032

About the Community 

Best known for its legendary Pendleton Roundup rodeo, fine woolens, and leather craftsmanship, Pendleton has a reputation as a town where the best of western tradition and heritage lives on. Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains in northeastern Oregon, Pendleton is almost equal distance to Portland, OR, Spokane, WA, Boise, ID, and Seattle, WA. Recreational opportunities include open roads for motorcyclists and bicyclists, birding, game bird hunting, swimming, golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, and snow sports. For more information, visit

Application Requirements:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Completed Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Oregon Administrator License or current administrator license from other state
  • 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