Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

Looking for a Leader

Bend-La Pine Schools is now hiring a dynamic superintendent to lead the district, which includes more than 18,500 students and 2,000 staff members across 33 schools. The seven-member Board of Directors is leading the process to hire a new superintendent, who is slated to begin on July 1, 2020. The broad search will include a statewide, national and international recruitment effort.

"We believe Bend-La Pine Schools is the best large school district in the state and we want a leader who can build on those achievements and make us even stronger," said board co-chair Julie Craig.

Public input

Community members are invited to share thoughts about attributes and qualities they would like to see in a new superintendent through an online survey, open January 15-31.

Take the survey now

Members of the public are also invited to attend one of three public forums to share thoughts in person.

The three public forums will take place in school libraries at the following times and locations:

  • January 14: Sky View Middle School, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • January 15: Cascade Middle School, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • January 16: La Pine High School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
"We look forward to hearing from our community, as well as staff and students, about what they would like to see in the next superintendent and we plan to take those qualities into account while moving forward with the search," said board co-chair Carrie Douglass.




Projected Hiring Timeline

  • Week of January 6: Job opening announced
  • January 14-16: Public forums for community to share what they would like to see in next superintendent
  • January 14-31: Online survey for community to share what they would like to see in next superintendent
  • Late January: Official job opening and description posted, based on feedback from community and staff
  • March 30-31: Public forums anticipated with finalists
  • April 15: Top candidate selected
  • July 1: New superintendent hire date


Contact Us

Valerie Pitts, Ed. D.
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Search Consultant
831-332-5126
[email protected]

Dave Cash, Ed. D.
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Search Consultant
805-570-8787
[email protected]

Julie Craig
Bend-La Pine Schools Board Co-Chair

Carrie Douglass
Bend-La Pine Schools Board Co-Chair