Bayfield School District ( learn more )

Bayfield , CO ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2887932
  • Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Posted : January 31, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description

Bayfield is a safe, vibrant community with a small town feel striving to become a diverse, multigenerational community. It maintains its values while progressively pursuing ongoing sustainability of economic resources, natural resource stewardship and livability. Bayfield promotes a growing business community balanced by recreational and educational opportunities.

The climate boasts moderate temperatures and low humidity year round. Most snowfall is from January through March. Bayfield’s elevation is 6,900 feet, which contributes to the well-defined seasons.

Vallecito Lake is ten miles north of Bayfield and Navajo Lake is 18 miles southeast. The Weminuche Wilderness, San Juan National Forest and BLM lands surround the town and provide hiking, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing and hunting opportunities.

Two ski resorts are within a one and a half hour drive. Wolf Creek ski area is east and Durango Mountain Resort is north of Durango on Highway 550. The San Juan National Forest provides ample opportunity for cross country skiing.

To provide excellence in academics with student-centered instruction while concurrently maintaining a safe environment that provides all students with the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally and physically; assisting them to be productive community members.  

We believe ignorance is incalculably more expensive than education. Every student, parent, staff member and community member deserves to be heard, respected and dealt with fairly and honestly. We understand the responsibility for providing a rigorous curriculum giving students 21st century skills for the ever-increasing world-wide competition. We are passionate about an educated populace and consider that nothing of excellence or greatness is accomplished without passion and hard work. 

With the passage of a local bond in November 2016, the district has been awarded a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant of $8.568 million from the Colorado Department of Education to address health and safety deficiencies, overcrowding and site issues, primarily at Bayfield Elementary Primary School (BEPS), as well as Bayfield Elementary School (BES) and Bayfield Middle School (BMS).

The Bayfield School District is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and enriching environment for all students and staff. We are committed to building partnerships in our community to afford students access to the best learning opportunities and innovative programs. It is the support of the community, school district staff, students, parents and the Board of Education that makes Bayfield School District a great place!

Assessed Valuation $216,942,114
Per Pupil State Funding $7,898
Pupil Count 1,341

Budget Year 2017-18
General Fund $14,822,859
Capital Reserve Fund $437,886
Pupil Activity Fund $649,926
Total Appropriation $57,638,496

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent
  • Job Requirements

    • The board of education, staff and community have determined the following qualities to be essential to the success of their superintendent:

      • Broad experience in K-12 education, including teaching, instructional leadership and school administration
      • A consensus builder with a collaborative leadership style who builds and maintains strong relationships, and creates effective
      partnerships where needed, to maximize our potential as a district for all students. 
      • Proven record of leadership success
      • Visionary leader who is innovative and sees possibilities
      • Demonstrates integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
      • Understands small rural communities and their schools
      • Maintains high visibility in schools and the community
      • Student-centered leader who is passionate about public education
      • Approachable and optimistic with strong listening and communication skills
      • Fiscal and policy management skills to meet future challenges 

      The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, disability, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. As an experienced educational leader, describe a difficult situation that you dealt with that involved conflict between different factions of a school or school district, how you handled the situation and reached a resolution. What process did you use to reach the resolution and whom did you involve?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. For a school district in a small rural community, what are the key components of an effective communication program within the district and between the district, the community and other public entities?
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. Describe your core values as an educational leader.   Please provide multiple examples of how those values will drive your decision making as the school district leader and provide a focus for setting priorities on behalf of our students and our educational program.
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. Please provide a detailed example of an innovative program you have established in the last few years and the process you used to establish it.
      Extended Essay (Answer limited TO 15000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Robin Marlow , Admin Assistant
    • 2253 S. Oneida Street
    • Denver, Colorado 80224

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