Superintendent – Ocean Shores, WA

December 2, 2022
Application ends: February 10, 2023
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Job Description

The North Beach School District Board of Directors presents an invitation to apply for the position of:


Embrace. Encourage. Empower.

Our Community and District

The North Beach School District encompasses 25 miles from Ocean Shores Elementary School to Pacific Beach Elementary School.  District boundaries are north to the Quinault Reservation line, west to Ocean Shores Jetty, east to the Copalis Crossing store, and south to Burrows Road.

The District serves 700 students K-12 at two elementary schools and a middle/high school.  

 Job Summary

North Beach School District seeks a qualified, highly visible, collaborative superintendent to work closely with the school board, students, staff, families, and the community to ensure success for every student.

Experience with district level responsibilities and familiarity with superintendent expectations within a smaller school district and community context is also desired. North Beach seeks a candidate that can communicate effectively to all entities to promote greater understanding, transparency and unity. 

Minimum Qualities/Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Current WA State Superintendent Certification (or ability/willingness to obtain) Prior experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Aware of recent state legislation for public schools and corresponding local impacts
  • Demonstrated experience with data-driven planning and assessment processes
  • Exceptional leadership, management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including transparent and respectful interactions with students, staff, families, and community members
  • Demonstrated exemplary communication skills in listening, speaking, and writing
  • Models high standards of professional and ethical behaviors at all times and operates consistently with integrity and transparency

Preferred Qualities/Qualifications

  • District level administrative experience in P-12 education
  • Experience partnering with community members and local organizations in support of public education District experience with operations, including financial services, transportation, food services
  • District experience with facilities planning and school funding (levies/bonds) Experience on or working closely with a Board of Directors
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and values continuous improvement

Strengths and Opportunities

Pending:  HYA is currently gathering input from students, staff, families and community members regarding strengths and challenges/opportunities facing the district as well as the most important leadership qualities and characteristics most desired in the next superintendent.  This input will be used to develop a Leadership Profile Report that will be used by the Board in making screening and selection decisions.  

District Leadership/Teamwork: The North Beach School Board is dedicated and committed to the effectiveness of the district in serving all students and families. They are seeking a superintendent to work with them to provide responsible governance, effective leadership, clear communication, and academic excellence.

Skilled Communicator and Problem-Solver:  A leader skilled in navigating controversial matters where diverse and sometimes opposing perspectives and opinions are present is strongly desired.  The ability to facilitate problem-solving processes where people feel heard and respected is essential.

Engaged and Visible: The Board seeks a leader who is visible and approachable who is committed to becoming actively involved in schools, events, and the life of the North Beach Community. 

Application Requirements

1.    Cover Letter 
2.    Resume or C.V.
3.    Completed application Form
4.    Copies of WA State Certificates
5.    Letters of Recommendation from a minimum of 3 References

Application Process and Timeline

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2023
Announcement of appointment: Early-Mid March 2023 (TBD)
Superintendent begins job: July 1, 2023

Confidential Inquiries Please Contact

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Search Consultants:

Dr. Kristine McDuffy

Dr. Gene Sharratt


The North Beach School District Board of Directors will negotiate a compensation and benefit package that is regionally competitive based on education and experience.