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PREK-12 PRINCIPAL The Underwood School District is seeking an exceptional educational leader beginning with the 2020-21 school year to direct the instructional program and operations for our students and staff, serving as the PreK-12 Principal.  The Underwood Public School District is a close-knit community located in West Central Minnesota that currently serves approximately 640 students who attend our PreK-12 school building.  We are seeking a highly motivated, exceptional, results oriented professional who is committed to high standards of performance and achievement by both students and educators. This educational leader needs the vision, experience, knowledge, and skills to successfully work with staff, students and families on the development of a collaborative learning community that focuses on ensuring academic, emotional and social growth for each of our students, allowing each of our students to create their own success story.  

Administrative strengths and skills we seek:

  • A leader who is honest, supportive, empathetic, open-minded, personable, visible, adaptable and uses a collaborative approach to enhance the vision and mission of the school district.
  • Interpersonal, communication, facilitation, motivational, managerial, and community-building skills – ability to create & foster strong, positive relationships with all district stakeholders (students, staff, parents and community).
  • Embodies the district’s core beliefs with a future-focused vision.
  • Ability to develop teacher leaders and foster a collaborative team environment with a common purpose.
  • Strong work ethic and passion to seek and implement best practices.
  • Knowledge of effective, evidence-based instructional strategies.
  • Background in curriculum development and implementation of intervention strategies.
  • Ability to focus staff and school efforts on continual improvement of student learning.
  • Use data to set measurable goals to improve student learning.
  • Effective, consistent and proactive supervision of certified and non-certified staff.
  • Works with Dean of Students to ensure consistent setting, implementation and administration of student expectations/behavior in order to create an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning.
  • Ability to design and implement effective high-quality professional development.
  • Experience in developing community and business partnerships that advance opportunities for students, as well as promotes the school district.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a building with 630+ students and 70+ staff.
  • Effectively monitor and implement student safety procedures.

Requirements/Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Three letters of reference dated within the last year
  • A copy of a valid Minnesota K-12 Principal license 
  • Copies of transcripts for all degrees earned


The Underwood School District offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting hiring criteria. Application Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020.  1st Round Interviews will be held on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th. Interested applicants please send your application materials to Dave Kuehn, Superintendent, 100 Southern Avenue East, Underwood, MN 56586 or e-mail application materials to dkuehn@underwood.k12.mn.us


Underwood School is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals for the upcoming school year. 
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Roxanne Thompson, Underwood School, 100 Southern Ave E, Underwood, MN 56586
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