2020-2021 Elementary Principal

A Pre-K, elementary (K-5) school principal provides professional leadership in organizing, administering, supervising, and evaluating a creative and effective school program that promotes academic excellence for all students. In order to accomplish these tasks, the principal works closely with the community, staff, and administration of the Dodge City Public Schools.


  • Master’s degree from an accreditation college/university.
  • Three years administrative experience desirable.
  • Current Kansas Building Administrator certification (3010) for level K-9 or inclusive of appropriate levels.
  • Ability to lead staff in providing for academic excellence for all student groups.
  • Kansas Health Certification on file in the Central Office (after employment offer is made).
  • Desire to continue career improvement.
  • Such alternatives to the above as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.

Complete an on-line district application at http://www.usd443.org. We need the following documents submitted for your application to be considered complete and eligible to advance through the screening/interview/hiring process.

  • USD 443 Online Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Copy of current resume, complete with the names and current contact information of at least five references
  • Copy of all university transcripts
  • Copy of current Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) License or verification from KSDE that Kansas licensure is in process

If you are unable to attach these items, you may fax them to 620-227-1695 or mail them to 1000 Second Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801.

Applicants may check application status by reading messages sent to the e-mail address submitted on the application.

Upon recommendation of the appropriate administrative team members, new appointments or transfer assignments will be sent to the Board of Education for final action.

If you have questions you may contact Yalanda Tieben at 620-371-1004.



Full Benefits Adm Salary Schedule
Job Start Date: July-1-2020
Applications Due By: June-1-2020

Job Contact Information

Tami Knedler - knedler.tami@usd443.org - 620-227-1763

Employer Information

Dodge City USD 443 www.usd443.org



6,850 students 443 certified teachers 1,300 employees (includes full-time, part-time, temporary, and substitute employees)

Finance: $70 million annual budget


1 accredited Pre-Kindergarten early childhood education center with Head Start program.

8 accredited elementary schools for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students.

2 accredited middle schools 6th through 8th Grade students.

1 accredited high school for 9th through 12 Grade students.

Alternative high school education opportunities with adult education opportunities.

To be considered all applicants must apply at http://www.usd443.org.


Employer Address: 1000 North Second Avenue Dodge City, Kansas

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