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Red Lake Schools #38 | Redlake MN 56671 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 11/08/2013

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November 1, 2013


Position available:  Superintendent

District name:  Red Lake School District #38

District address:  23990 Highway #1 East, Red Lake, MN 56671

Qualifications:  Hold or be eligible for Minnesota Superintendent licensure.  Prefer experience as superintendent, principal or District leadership position.

Leadership attributes: 

·         Commitment to do ‘whatever it takes’ to improve student achievement

·         Knowledgeable in current research, teaching strategies, data analysis, and Core Standards

·         Record of implementing cutting edge reforms leading to improved student achievement

·         Proven problem-solver and education leader

·         Supports professional learning communities and long range staff development

·         Has a strong background in school finance and knowledge of state and federal resources

·         Record of success in personnel recruitment and retention


District Vision- ‘We see a future where each individual is valued, life-long learning is embraced and students are empowered to become Red Lake Ambassadors in the global community.’

District Mission- ‘Cultivate each student’s respect for themselves, the culture of the Red Lake Nation and the global community; To offer progressive academic curriculum in a safe and positive learning environment; Provide all students with the necessary tools and life skills to achieve their full potential…’

District schools                                                                 Enrollment (10/1/13)

                Red Lake Early Childhood Center                              140

                Red Lake Elementary                                                     531

                Ponemah Elementary                                                    202

                Red Lake Middle School                                                                229

                Red Lake High School                                                     268

                Alternative Learning Center                                        30

                Pre-K Early Learning Program                                     32


Snap-shot of Red Lake District:

·         1,258 square mile district located within the culturally rich Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, Northern Beltrami and Clearwater Counties and historic Upper and Lower Red Lake

·         1,432 students PreK-12 served by 9 principals, 163 licensed staff and 135 non licensed staff

·         District finances--$34.4 M annual budget, $9.2M General Fund Balance ($6.3M Unreserved Fund Balance)

·         District serves the communities of Ponemah, Redby, Red Lake, and Little Rock

·         Strong commitment to student achievement and becoming a high performing district

·         K-12 Digitized Curriculum

·         District offices are located approximately 30 miles from Bemidji, a regional center for health care, higher education, arts, recreation, air travel and commerce

·         Board of Education committed to becoming a high performing district

·         Comprehensive reforms currently implemented—culturally relevant curriculum and teaching strategies, professional learning communities, healthy food/nutrition, digital curriculum/iPads K-12, differentiated instruction, data driven decision making and instruction, Parents as Educators/birth to 5 initiative, formative performance evaluation using Charlotte Danielson Model, K-12 behavior management system including Bully Proofing strategies


Search Time-table:

Announcement of vacancy                          November 1, 2013

Application deadline                                       January 17, 2014

Application review/screening                     January 24, 2014

Interview schedule                                         February 3, 2014

Act to employ                                                    March 1, 2014

Start date                                                            July 1, 2014


Assisting Board of Education in Search: Brent Gish (218) 935-5848

Application process:  A complete application shall include

·         Letter of application expressing a desire to be a candidate for the Red Lake superintendency,  including an outline of the candidates qualifications and experience

·         Proof of candidate’s qualification to be a licensed superintendent in the state of Minnesota

·         File containing current credential, official transcript and resume’ with a minimum of three current letters of recommendation and names of three character references.

·         Written statement describing a successful school reform/restructuring initiative lead by the candidate.


Inquiries should be directed to Brent Gish at (218) 935-5848 or 


Red Lake District website:


Send applications and supporting documents to:  Brent Gish, Attn: Red Lake Superintendent Search, P.O. Box 30, Naytahwaush, MN 56566


“Red Lake School District is an equal opportunity employer.”

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Location Redlake, MN, United States
Categories CEO/Superintendent/President
Organization Type Public School

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Brent Gish
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 2189355848
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