Assistant Principal SCHOOL DISTRICT

An Invitation to Apply for
Assistant Principal
Our Schools and Community
Located in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, a
geologic wonder that forms the border between southern
Washington and northern Oregon, Lyle is located on the north
bank of the Columbia River where it merges with the Klickitat
Lyle School District serves the residents of Lyle, Dallesport,
Appleton, High Prairie, Timber Valley, Murdock and
the surrounding areas. Lyle School District offers a K-12
educational system for approximately 240 students in our
Formerly known as Klickitat Landing, Lyle hosted Lewis
and Clark in 1805. In 1876, the first Post Office east of the
Cascades and north of the Columbia River was established
here to serve most of eastern Washington.
Our school district enjoys the benefits of a smaller, more
rural community setting. Traditional small-town values and
strong community support help to make our schools an
effective and positive influence on students and families.
We have a committed team of teachers, classified staff,
administrators and school board members who work closely
with one another and with parents to meet the unique needs
and interests of students. Our students have opportunities to
study a comprehensive curriculum, take part in physical fitness,
vocational courses and after school sports and activities.
Extensive recreational opportunities, including hiking,
fishing, skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing, and sailboarding
are close by, as are museums, cultural events, dining and
shopping. The sunny hillsides are home to vineyards and
orchards. Within a two-hour drive is the major metropolitan
area of Portland/Vancouver, home to an international airport
and many other amenities.
Traditional small
town values in a
gorgeous setting:
»» At Dallesport Elementary, average
classrooms contain fewer than 30
students. This creates opportunities
for increased individual attention
and greater flexibility.
»» At Lyle Middle School we are
committed to continued growth
as we work to improve learning
outcomes for all students.
»» At Lyle High School, we
believe that everyone can
master challenging educational
experiences and learn from a realworld environment, thus allowing
all to apply knowledge, skills and
abilities needed to succeed in life.
“The public school is
the greatest discovery
made by man.”
Horace Mann
Our Assistant Principal
Job Responsibilities:
• Carry out the general policies and regulations of the District
under direction of the Superintendent/Principal. May perform
any principal duty as assigned by the Superintendent/Principal.
• Be responsible to the Superintendent/Principal for all
organization, administration and supervision within his/her
assigned areas of responsibility. Properly supervise classroom
instruction and organization in grades K-12.
• Conduct evaluations of certificated and classified staff of
the school. Provide input to the evaluations of maintenance,
operations and food service staff assigned to the school.
• Help in developing and maintaining good public relations within
the communities and for utilizing fully the community resources to
enrich the learning program.
• Assist in the planning, approval, supervision and conduct of
extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
• Assist with the following:
»» Fire drills and other safety drills (in accordance with state
»» Coordinating and providing for proper supervision of all
activities in the building(s).
»» Scheduling and conducting faculty meetings.
»» Work with Title I, school improvement and i-grant applications
»» Serve as the Superintendent/Principal’s designee with authority
according to provisions of board policy and state statute.
»» Supervising students.
»» Preparing class schedules and student schedules.
»» Confer with the Superintendent/Principal on a regular basis
and perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Preferred Education Knowledge, Skills and
• Master’s degree required in Education, Business and/or Public
• Must hold a Washington Principal’s endorsement.
• Experience in working in a rural community with under-served
• Focus on educational progress for all students with understanding
of Common Core, Teacher/Principal Evaluation and district’s
chosen educational framework.
• Demonstrated supervisory and labor relations skills
• Ability to proactively engage and work with community and
• Strong public presence and ability to maintain positive public
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse board of directors.
• Outgoing and approachable with strong communication skills,
celebrated as a team player.
Successful candidate should live in or be willing to relocate to the
Lyle district or surrounding area.
How to Apply
Information and application materials
may be obtained from:
Lyle School District
PO Box 368
Lyle WA 98635-0368
509 365-2191
A Completed Application will include:
»» A completed Lyle School District Certificated Application
form available on website.
»» Letter of interest
»» Resume
»» Names and contact information of three professional
»» Unofficial transcripts or placement files
»» A statement addressing experience/skills in educational
leadership, communication, fiscal and organizational
management, board relations, planning/vision and
personnel administration
Board of Directors
Penny McAnally
Barbara Mills
Tria Bullard - Chair
Amy Rowland
Mark Vorce
Brian Carter
Search Schedule
For best consideration application materials should be
submitted by April 10, 2015
About Lyle School District
Enrollment: 238 students
Annual Operating Budget: $3.6 million
To be determined. Comparable to districts of similar size.
Lyle School District is an equal opportunity employer.