Walla Walla Public Schools
 Walla Walla, WA


The Bilingual Elementary School Principal serves as the instructional and cultural leader of the school. This individual is responsible for carrying out the district's mission at the school level, ensuring all students receive high quality instruction in an aligned and coherent system while addressing their social and emotional needs in a safe and engaging environment.


  • Bilingual/bi-literate in English and Spanish.
  • Maintains a deep understanding and passion for dual language programming.
  • Established success as an educational leader, either as a principal, assistant principal, dean of students, or other formal capacity that clearly demonstrates the candidate's ability to successfully lead a school community.
  • Proven track record as an educational leader/educator that demonstrates unwavering commitment to ensure all students learn at high levels.
  • Experience with and passionate support for a learning community culture centered around collaboration and collective responsibility.
  • Understanding of trauma-informed practice and the importance of supporting the social/emotional needs of students to ensure high levels of learning for all.
  • Deep knowledge of high-quality instructional strategies and experience leading professional development for staff, especially in the area of English language acquisition and dual/bilingual education.

Desired Qualifications

  • Desires to make a difference in the community in which they work by becoming actively engaged and involved.
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to personal professional growth.
  • Seeks to work in a district which values diversity, equity, and collaboration.
  • Looks forward to establishing strong working relationships with fellow principals and district leadership.
  • Has a proven commitment towards the development of a positive, student-centered school culture.
  • Prior successful experience working with students and families from diverse socio-economic levels.
  • A successful track record of working effectively with all parents and stakeholders.


  • Valid Washington State Certificate with Principal Endorsement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a passion for teaching and learning, and a depth of knowledge of curriculum including the core subject areas of reading, math, science and writing.
  • Ability to create a safe, orderly, positive school climate for students and staff.
  • Ability to foster growth, creativity, and flexibility using a variety of techniques.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in shared decision making, program development, staff supervision and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of public schools, including school reform legislation.



Developing Washington's most sought-after graduates


Walla Walla Public Schools ensures all students receive high quality instruction in an aligned and coherent system while addressing their social and emotional needs in a safe and engaging environment.

Belief Statement

We believe,

  • in challenging and supporting all students
  • quality instruction is critical to student success
  • in investing in staff to ensure excellence
  • in maximizing the impact of our resources
  • in collaborative and transparent operation
  • in the importance of family and community
  • diversity is a strength


Reports to the Superintendent or Designee


260-day contract; Principals Salary Schedule


The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.


Posting closes January 3, 2020

Submit online application to include:

  • Letter of application detailing the candidate's ability to successfully address the required qualifications.
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation

The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Liz Campeau, Director of HR Libby Thompson, Director of Special Education

364 S. Park Street 364 S. Park Street

Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla, WA 99362

(509) 527-3000 (509) 527-3000

lcampeau@wwps.org lthompson@wwps.org