District Superintendent

USD 505 Chetopa-St. Paul is taking applications for the position of District Superintendent.  Prior experience is preferred but not required.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability in: (1) instructional and administrative leadership; (2) partnering with community members, school personnel and government officials; (3) public relations; (4) administration and organization; (5) long and short-term planning; (6) budgeting; (7) personnel management and staff development; (8) facility management; and (9) community involvement.

Applicants are requested to submit all of the following:

  • A letter of application indicating interest in this position
  • A completed application form (available at https://www.usd505.org/employment-forms.html)
  • A current resume
  • A current Kansas District School Administrator certificate
  • Three recent letters of reference written within the last six months

All application materials and any questions should be submitted to USD 505, Attn:  Terri Ross, 430 Elm Street, Chetopa, KS  67336 or tross@usd505.org.  Applications must be received by October 31, 2019.

Chetopa - St. Paul USD 505
The District Superintendent receives a single health insurance plan, 15 days vacation, 8 sick days and 4 personal days. Salary is negotiable based on experience.
Job Start Date: July-1-2020
Applications Due By: October-31-2019

Job Contact Information

Terri Ross - tross@usd505.org - 620-236-7244

Employer Information

Chetopa - St. Paul USD 505 www.usd505.org


USD 505 is comprised of the southeast Kansas cities of Chetopa and St. Paul which lie 42 miles apart thus making our district unique in the state. We have an excellent staff, supportive administration, supportive communities, and a board of education dedicated to providing a strong education for our students. All of our schools are fully accredited. District technology is cutting edge: Smart boards and wireless slate boards in every room and media center, LCD projectors, teacher laptops; all high school students have laptops and the MS students have laptops for classroom use.   

Chetopa: We are a mid-size 1A school located along the banks of the Neosho River in Labette County in southeast Kansas where many visitors come to fish for catfish and spoonbill. Chetopa Elementary School is a recipient of the KRR After-school Grant. Chetopa High School has had many state and national qualifiers in areas such as FCCLA, FFA, FBLA, music and scholar bowl.

St. Paul: We are a mid-size 1A school located in Neosho County in southeast Kansas 15 miles north of Parsons and 20 miles west of Girard. St. Paul has a 9 hole golf course and a wildlife refuge that is great for hunting and fishing.  St. Paul High School has also had many state qualifiers in track, football, volleyball, basketball and cross country.

At St. Paul, we boast excellent attendance, graduation, and post-secondary placement rates. St. Paul and its community is well-known for being a supportive educational environment. The community and patrons fully back the school, its academics, activities, staff, and students.


Employer Address: 430 Elm Chetopa, Kansas

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