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Superintendent: West Linn-Wilsonville School District, West Linn and Wilsonville Oregon

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Notice of Open Administrative Position

Position: Superintendent

Filing Deadline:     April 27, 2016 (or open until filled)

About the Postion

West Linn-Wilsonville 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 an annual base salary in the range of $155,000 to $175,000, plus benefits.

About the District

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is a K-12 public school system with approximately 9,500 students in 9 primary schools; 3 middle schools and 3 high schools.  Always asking itself, “How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people – for the world,” the district truly focuses on delivering that mission.  Boasting the highest district-wide graduation rate in Oregon, the district emphasizes   a “whole child” philosophy.  The district prides itself on substantial staff development opportunities. College entrance exam scores are annually among the highest in Oregon. Multiple state championships in arts, music and athletics are common place because of an engaged and involved student body.  Approximately 90 percent of all West Linn-Wilsonville graduates go on to two- and four-year colleges.    The district enjoys tremendous community support passing two capital improvement bonds for new facilities in 2008 and 2014.  When asked what is special about the district, one staffer summed it up perfectly when saying “we simply have amazing students, staff and community.” For more information, visit the district’s website: www.wlwv.k12.or.us.

About the Community 

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District covers 42 square miles in the south metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon, 15 miles south of Portland’s city center. The district includes two towns, West Linn (pop. 26,000) and Wilsonville (pop. 18,000), and a rural area of Clackamas County, all bordering the west side of the Willamette River. The Willamette Valley is considered to have among the world's richest farm land. Mt. Hood with its year-round skiing and scenic areas looms over the Portland area and can be seen from a number of areas in the school district. Nearby is the well known scenic Columbia Gorge with the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America, including Multnomah Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. To the west is the beautiful Oregon Coast with many state parks overlooking magnificent beaches.  The district is well situated for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as the culture and convenience of the Portland metro area.

The Application Requirements are:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Completed 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 or application materials visit the district's website or contact the Search Consultant:

Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant
Window to Leadership, LLC dba NextUp Leadership
1470 Rosemont Road
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Phone:     503-752-2438
Email:      gregmckenzie@att.net OR gregmckenzie@window2leadership.com


West Linn-Wilsonville School District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.