Superintendent: Sherman County School District, Moro Oregon

Notice of Open Administrative Position

Position:                        Superintendent

Filing Deadline:             Extended to April 17, 2014

Start Date:                     July 1, 2014

Salary range:                Salary range of $95,000-$108,000

Position description:             

Are you an experienced, fair leader with strong moral character looking for a challenging opportunity to lead a dynamic and committed group of school board members and educators in a rural setting?

If this sounds like you, we may have your perfect opportunity. We are Sherman County School District and we value our students and honor their education as our highest priority. As our leader you will continue our unwavering pursuit of producing students who become responsible and informed citizens, who are able to grow and make positive contributions in our rapidly changing world. You will uphold our strong commitment to our values and maintain high expectations for staff members, students, and parents alike. In addition, you will continue our authentic and honest relationship with our supportive community by communicating openly, listening intently, and advocating for the district. Major projects will include an exciting school consolidation and construction project; continued work on current state mandated initiatives; and, as with any rural district, other varied and diverse duties will be assigned as needed.

Sherman County School District services approximately 240 students in grades K-12. There are currently two schools: Sherman Elementary (K-6) and Sherman Jr./Sr. High (7-12). The district office is located in Moro at the Jr./Sr. High School campus. The district boasts small class sizes and has one of the most stable funding bases in the state.

Community description:

Sherman County is located in north central Oregon between the John Day River on the east and the Deschutes River on the west. The Columbia River forms the boundary to the north. Much of the southern boundary is defined by the canyons of Buck Hollow creek, a tributary of the Deschutes. Sherman County enjoys four distinct seasons. Summers are warm, dry and clear. Winters are relatively mild; heavy snowfall is uncommon. The county is relatively small, with only 831 square miles, it is approximately 20 miles wide and 42 miles long, elevations range from 185 feet along the Columbia River to 3,600 feet on the plateau in the south. There are 6 small towns: Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley and Kent within the county line that house approximately 1,732 residents. Sherman County is mainly an agricultural community. Wheat is the most important crop and several wind farms have recently been constructed. Windsurfing on the Columbia and hunting, fishing and camping are easily accessible. The Jr./Sr. High School enjoys a newer state-of-the-art, all-weather track facility, new baseball field, new tennis courts and updated science labs. Also located at the Jr./Sr. High School is a beautiful 7,000 square foot library that opened in March of 2009. Technology is well integrated into the curriculum. Up-to-date computer labs, high speed internet, interactive video conferencing, online classes and video on demand services are all available to support and augment instructional programs. Additional district and community information is available on our website at

Application process:

If you are interested in applying for this position please email Jeanie Pehlke at Ms. Pehlke will provide you with an official application packet and additional materials.

Application requirements shall include:

• Complete Application Form
• Letter of Interest
• Current Resume
• Copy of Superintendent License (or eligibility to obtain same)
• Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation
• Copies of all transcripts
• Other material as desired

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer