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Red Lake School District #38 seeks qualified applicants for Superintendent of Schools

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017


The Search

The Red Lake School District Board is seeking qualified applicants for the position of superintendent. The vacancy is being filled due to the relocation of the current superintendent.

Search Timeline

Announce vacancy - February 24, 2017

Application deadline - April 3, 2017

Interviews begin - April 11, 2017

Offer contract - April 19, 2017

Superintendent begins - July 1, 2017

About Red Lake School District and the Community

Red Lake School District is located within the culturally rich Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, which is located in Northern Beltrami, Clearwater Counties and historic Upper and Lower Red Lake. The District, which is roughly a 1,258 square-mile school district, serves the communities of Ponemah, Redby, Red Lake, and Little Rock. The District Office is located approximately 30 miles from Bemidji, a regional center for health care, higher education, arts, recreation, air travel and commerce.

Red Lake Board of Education is committed to becoming a high performing district with a strong commitment to student achievement. The District serves 1,514 students PreK-12 with 6 principals, 178 licensed staff, 163 support staff and a full-time superintendent, assistant superintendent of supplemental services, business manager, director of facilities and human resources coordinator.

The school district operates its own 3 and 4 year old program, Ojibwe language immersion program, food service program and transportation services program.

2016-17 Projected Financial Highlights

•General Fund Revenue$31,623,033

•General Total Expenditures $31,697,186

•Unreserved Fund Balance$11,602,473

•Total General Fund Balance$12,009,220

District Enrollment by Level (as of 10/01/2016)

Red Lake Early Childhood Center - 178 Students

Ponemah Elementary - 210 Students

Red Lake Elementary - 569 Students

Red Lake Middle School - 227 Students

Red Lake High School - 241 Students

Alternative Learning Center - 71 Students

Red Lake Middle Level ALC - 17 Students

School District Highlights

•Multiple extracurricular and co-curricular activities available to students.

•High commitment to advancing technology use, leading the area in utilization of iPads and laptops for students with 1:1 iPads for PreK-8thgrade students and 1:1 laptops for 9-12thgrade students. All classrooms are setup with Smart Board capabilities and Learning Management Systems.

•Highly engaging staff development days each quarter with a wide range of conference-style innovative learning for all staff members.

•Small class sizes allow for more of an individualized approach for each student's success.

•Newly constructed Secondary Complex cafeteria with top of the line equipment and technology.

•Multiple extracurricular and co-curricular activities available to students.

•Red Lake School District receives strong community support and maintains numerous partnerships with Red Lake Nation agencies with target increased parent participation and student outcomes.

School Board

The Red Lake School Board is comprised of highly motivated community members that are committed to becoming a high performing district and improving student achievements.

Michael Barrett, Chair

Chris Jourdain

Barbara Thomas

Roy Nelson

Douglas Desjarlait

Tina Stately

Leadership Profile

•Commitment to do 'whatever it takes' to improve student achievement

•Experience implementing cutting edge reforms leading to improved student achievement.

•Knowledgeable in current research, teaching strategies, data analysis, and core standards.

•Proven problem-solver, experience implementing education priorities, ability to communicate effectively to large group of individuals, and is an educational leader.

•Supports professional learning communities and long range staff development.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a completed application must be received by Red Lake School District by 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2017. The completed application must include the following documents:

•Letter of application expressing a desire to be a candidate for the position of Red Lake Superintendent, including an outline of qualifications and experience.

•Proof of qualifications to be a licensed superintendent in the State of Minnesota.

•File containing current credentials, official transcripts and resume with a minimum of three current letters of recommendation and a minimum of three character references.

Contact Ashley VanHorn at (218) 679-5102 or Please mark any correspondence with the title "Red Lake School District Superintendent Search". All completed applications can be sent to or Ashley VanHorn, PO Box 499 Red Lake, MN 56671.

Red Lake School District #38 is an equal opportunity search agency.

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