Superintendent/Principal Position Announcement

Horicon Elementary School District Superintendent/Principal Position


Deadline for filing applications is 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 2017

35555 Annapolis Road, Annapolis CA 95412

Phone: 707-886-5322             Fax: 707-886-5422

The Horicon Elementary School District is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.



All applications will be held in strict confidence and are to be sent to:

Contact Person: Patti Pomplin, Business Manager or Shanna Cissna, School Secretary

Phone: 707-886-5322             Fax: 707-886-5422

Completed applications must be received online at, by 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 2017

All applications must include the following documents:

  • A completed application
  • A copy of all valid certificates issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • A resume, which includes background information, education experience, achievements, and community and professional involvement
  • A personal letter, which states the reasons you are interested in the Superintendent/Principal position
  • 4 current letters of recommendation


The successful candidate will be required to provide the district with documents verifying eligibility for employment, including:

  • Citizenship
  • Verification of educational credentials



The qualifications of each candidate will be initially evaluated based upon criteria to be developed by the Board of Trustees of Horicon Elementary School District. These criteria, along with the desired qualifications stated herein, will be utilized during the screening, interviewing, and final decision-making process.

Interviews will be conducted with candidates selected from the initial evaluation. If, after the interviews, one or more acceptable finalists are not found, the search will continue.

It is anticipated that the new Superintendent/Principal will be selected before June 15, 2017 and take office by July 1, 2017.



The Board of Trustees of Horicon Elementary School District invites well-qualified people with strong educational leadership skills to apply for the position of Superintendent/Principal. The Superintendent/Principal is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the District.

The Superintendent side of the job is expected to be the chief executive officer of the governing board and shall assume total responsibility, under the Board of Trustees, to manage and direct all affairs of the school district, including general control of all certificated and classified employees of the district. In addition to specific powers and duties which may be assigned to the Superintendent elsewhere in the laws, and the regulations of the State Board of Education, the Superintendent shall have the additional powers and duties stated in Education Code Section 35035.

The Principal side of the job is expected to lead, manage and oversee all functions of the school site, including the education program to ensure academic performance of students, budget to ensure fiscal solvency of site, school office operations, community relations, people management and facilities in accordance with standards.



The District presently operates one school site that serves approximately 61 students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. The District is an integral part of a close-knit, multi-generational farming community and serves as the center for community activities. The District instills in its student body the importance of community and civic responsibility from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.

The District offers a strong academic standards based education, while employing innovative, engaging teaching techniques to meet the variety of learning needs and styles of the student population. Horicon currently offers a school readiness (pre-school) program as well as music, art and after school programs.

Horicon Elementary School District is Basic Aid funded. The District’s approximate total revenue for the 2016/17 school year is $1.7 million. The District has a staff of 5.4 certificated employees, 4 full-time classified employees, and 8 part-time classified employees.



Horicon Elementary School District is set among redwood forests, rural farms, and includes the coastal community of The Sea Ranch and Stewarts Point, Annapolis and east along Skaggs Springs Road. The campus was built in 2004 and supports four regular classrooms, one resource room as well as an additional teaching room. The office space, cafetorium with stage for performances, and library provide support to students, staff and families. Additionally, there is a Multi-Purpose Gym, built in 1985 with community support. Two modular classrooms from the previous campus provide additional instructional spaces. The playground, play structure, Horicon Hornet “Field of Dreams”, and redwood grove play areas provide a fabulous outdoor experience for our young learners.

The school site is in the center of the community, and the Board of Trustees is the only elected body in Annapolis. Annapolis is served by a volunteer fire department, staffed by community members. The community supports the school through volunteer efforts and fundraising by the staff as well as community service groups.



Education:       An appropriate California Administrative Services Credential

A Master’s degree or higher

Experience:     Successful administrative experience at district or school site levels

Knowledge of educational programs and trends

Evidence of continuing professional development



Any applicant who attempts to contact individual Board members directly with the intent of influencing the decision of the Board will be considered to have disqualified himself/herself from candidacy for this position. Interested parties should address all inquiries to Shanna Cissna, School Secretary or Patti Pomplin, Business Manager.


The Board of Trustees desires someone who chooses to live locally, participating in the community, and supported by the leadership collaborative of Sonoma County Office of Education. The Board of Trustees is prepared to offer a multi-year contract based on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.



$102,000 TO $120,000 with excellent benefit package. Work year of 225 days.