Durango, Colorado
Dec 31, 2020

Durango [square]

Uniquely Durango 9-R School District

Durango, a mountain town located in the scenic four corners area of Colorado, seeks an experienced and skilled leader. Durango is a diverse community and district featuring a blend of both city and rural schools. The district serves a student body with a wide range of social and academic needs, requiring not only keen awareness of those needs but also a clear vision of how to meet them.

The District.

Enrollment:  4,400 students, with a graduation rate of 92%
Staff:  352 teachers, 41 administrators, 285 support personnel
Campuses:  two high schools, two middle, eight elementary, one K-5 charter school and a K-12 multi-district online school, with 2,100 students enrolled
Student demographic:   21 percent Hispanic, 61 percent white, 1 percent black, 1 percent Asian, and 6 percent Native American/Alaskan
School Board: The five-person board governs the district using Coherent Governance.  Applicants must demonstrate significant understanding of and support for this method, although prior experience with Coherent Governance is not necessary. Additional information may be found at

Superintendent Requirements: 

  1. Address ALL students’ academic achievement needs with data-driven demonstration of success.  
  2. Demonstrated top-level leadership effectiveness with the ability to inspire strong instructional performance, financial stewardship and overall accountability.
  3. Ability to cultivate collaborative and trusting relations with staff and community who take great pride in Durango’s unique history, schools and culture.

Compensation package:  highly competitive salary and benefits.

Timeline:  Closing date: 2/5.  Interviews: week of 3/29.  Finalist chose: 4/1.  Start: 7/1, 2021.

Submit completed applications electronically to:

Direct all inquiries about the position to the search consultants:

            AGI Aspen Group International LLC
            303-250-9000 (Dr. Randy Quinn) or 303-478-0125 (Linda J. Dawson)