K-12 Superintendent/HS Principal
$70,000 - $75,000 plus benefits* *Salary and term of contract will be dependent on experience, education and fit for the District.
June 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m., MST
Twin Bridges K-12 Schools
The Twin Bridges School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of District Superintendent/9-12 Principal. At Twin Bridges School, we are committed to helping each student become a passionate life-long learner. We promote Preparation, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication and Effort as part of our PRIDE initiative. We strive to help our students develop the skills, values, and courage to meet the challenges of a changing world. The Twin Bridges School District has a K-12 enrollment of 218 students. Approximately 34% of these students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. 21 FTE teachers offer a challenging curriculum, including Advanced Placement Courses in Language Arts and Science, Project Lead the Way (a national STEM program) in grades 3-12, Pre-Calculus, and three CTE curricula – Business, Vocational Agriculture, and Industrial Arts. Twin Bridges is classified as a Class C school district for participation in the Montana High School Association. The district has always been well-supported by the community. Mill levies for school improvement have historically been passed by local voters. The town of Twin Bridges, located in rural southwest Montana (Madison County), is home to approximately 400 people. Agriculture and tourism are the main economic sources in the area, with 4 rivers running through the valley. Outdoor activity opportunities abound in the vicinity, including fly-fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling and more! The town is a 45 minute drive from Butte and a 90 minute drive from both Bozeman and Helena. Twin Bridges boasts a rich Montana history ranging back to the mid-1860s when it was settled by the Lott family. That history expands to the Twin Bridges School district which has a long-standing legacy of delivering a quality education to the students that it serves. For additional information about the Twin Bridges K-12 Schools view page two of this document or visit the District’s website at http://www.twinbridges.k12.mt.us The following application material must be submitted to be considered: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Completed MTSBA application form (mtsba.org) and signed release. Letter of application. Resume. A minimum of three (3) current letters of professional reference. Copy of Montana Class III Administrative Certificate or information demonstrating ability to obtain a Class III or Class V certificate. Go to www.opi.mt.gov and click on Educator Licensure tab for information on in-state certification. 6. Copy of college transcripts. 7. Supplemental Questions: The Board of Trustees will consider the form, content, and style of your responses. Please limit response to each question to two hundred and fifty (250) words or less: i. What would your major contribution be to the School District as Superintendent? ii. Our budget reflects the priorities of the District and of the school community. Please share your ideas and experience in developing a school district budget that allows for staff and public involvement. Describe how you would articulate the priorities reflected in that budget to the school community. iii. One of the key roles that any Superintendent plays is that of an academic and educational leader. Please explain how your background and experience as an educational leader will move the students of this district to an even higher level of achievement?
Submit completed application packet to: Karla Smerker Montana School Boards Association 863 Great Northern Blvd., Suite 301 Helena, MT 59601 (406) 442-2180 (406) 442-2194 (fax) [email protected]
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at Twin Bridges K-12 Public Schools We are seeking a dynamic leader who will lead our District into the future. Educational goals of the Twin Bridges School District: • • • • • • • •
Improve skills and develop abilities in the learning areas of academics, music, and mathematics; Acquire and maintain skills and knowledge related to health and physical fitness; Understand & appreciate other people, other lifestyles & the impact of lifestyle on the quality of life; Achieve self-realization, personal responsibility, and improve self-esteem; Develop and utilize attitudes and actions consistent with good citizenship; Prepare for an occupation and further job related training; Learn how to use free time in a self-satisfying manner; Understand learning as a lifetime skill.
P reparation R esponsibility I ntegrity D edication E ffort
Twin Bridges, located where the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Ruby and Jefferson rivers meet, provides exceptional recreational opportunities. Its history dates back to 1805, when Lewis and Clark’s main expedition camped on the Beaverhead River at Beaverhead Rock, now a state park. As a mecca for fly fishers due to the waters, the town is home to the world famous R.L. Winston Rod Company. Cyclists are thrilled to discover the free Bill White bike camp along the river. For a taste of things to do in the Ruby Valley, check out the Floating Flotillas Fish Fantasy river parade complete with pasture golf, and a three-on-three basketball tournament. Stop and shop at the Twin Bridges Farmers’ Market, on Saturdays from May to September. The market features produce and crafts from local vendors. Twin Bridges’ annual Madison County Fair is one of the best around. Make a stop at and Montana Mad Hatters, who specializes in top quality custom made cowboy hats, to get you ready for the rodeo action. PLEASE CONTACT MONTANA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION TO APPLY: mtsba.org/currentsuptopenings [email protected]