Superintendent/Principal for the Dunham School District
Sonoma County Office of Education
Location: Petaluma, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
The Board of Trustees is offering a starting salary range of $133,000-$143,000, based on qualifications and experience, and a competitive benefits package with a 220-day work calendar.
Internal Number: 04142022
Dunham Elementary School District
Nestled in the rural dairy lands of North Petaluma, Dunham Elementary Charter School serves 150 students in grades TK-6. Our small size affords us the ability to know every family and child on a personal level: their likes, their learning styles, and their dreams. With only one class per grade level, our students feel a real sense of family and stability as they grow up together.
It is Dunham’s vision to create a school where each child is known, valued and supported to reach his/her full academic potential. Honesty, ethical behavior, integrity, cooperation, and responsibility are valued and modeled throughout the school community. The District ensures that adequate resources are provided for services necessary to promote success for each student. Decision-making is based on a commitment to children – our school’s number one priority. Students will master skills and knowledge based upon the California Standards and curriculum frameworks. They will develop the ability to work well with others as well as the ingenuity and creativity to be problem-solvers.
Our sustained high achievement in standardized tests continue to draw the interest of families who are looking for the most comprehensive educational program for their elementary school age children. Dunham students continued that record of academic success as they move into middle school and high school.
Why Dunham? A majority of our student body consists of students who live outside our district boundaries. Parents and students are attracted to Dunham School District for its:
Caring, dedicated teaching staff (All of our teachers are ‘highly qualified’)
Strong sense of community (Our dedicated PTO provides fundraising opportunities and hours of volunteer time to our school)
Academic excellence and ‘hands-on’ learning
Environmental awareness and stewardship
Music, Drama, & Garden programs
Outdoor Education Programs (week-long Yosemite, Walker Creek and Angel Island overnight trips in grades 5th & 6th)
Outreach to the community – Through our Dunham TRIBES, students collect food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, make placemats for the homebound, as well as provide supplies and cards to the troops during the holidays
Dunham Elementary School offers:
Small Class Sizes Individual Attention
TK -6th Grade
Project and Tech-Based Learning
One Laptop per child
Beautiful Country Setting
Garden, Drama, Sports, and Music
Small Group Instruction for remedial and accelerated learning
Strong Community Involvement
Education and Experience Preferred:
A valid California Administrative Services credential
A valid California Teaching credential
Successful experience in district administration and/or site principal
The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community.
SCOE is a partner to the county’s 40 districts, providing services and oversight that help them serve roughly 65,000 students. SCOE does not have or create policies directing district behavior. Each district sets its own policies. Here are some of the key programs SCOE offers:
Service and support to help districts meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement.
Fiscal oversight to districts.
Schools and services for special education and alternative education students who are not enrolled at district sites.
College and Career Readiness Services helps districts prepare their students for college and career.
Professional development for teachers and administrators.