High School Principal

Russell USD 407 • www.usd407.org

USD 407, Russell, KS is searching for a motivated and proven professional to enter as the Russell High School Principal.  The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Proven leadership in an organization, not limited to education, that can collaborate, team, and lead 350 people.
  • Communication skills that keep the building, district, and community in the loop on all things RHS.
  • Professional ethics to speak, honor, and follow through with tasks at hand and as assigned.
  • Learning focused skills that will allow the principal to succeed and the building to be focused on educational academic and ethical standards.

If you are a leader in business, education, or military looking for a chance to expand your skills and make a difference in a great Kansas community; apply now! 

Start Date: Negotiable between July 1 to August 1, 2022; will negotiate to achieve the right candidate. 


  1. Application
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. 3 current Letters of Recommendation
  5. Copy of Credentials

Benefits Information

USD 407 offers significant (75-90%) payment towards any of our single or family Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plans; KPERS retirement organization; matching 403(b) up to 2% of salary; school calendar work schedule; and more. 

Salary Information

$95,000 - $105,000, depending on education and experiences; USD 407 will pay contractual buyout as necessary to place the right candidate in this position.

Employer Information

Russell County USD 407 is nestled in the heart of Central Kansas, located along the I-70 corridor between Salina, KS and Hays, KS, and operates a comprehensive PreK-12 school system. The district operates four attendance centers: Simpson Elementary School, Bickerdyke Elementary School, Ruppenthal Middle School, and Russell High School. Russell County USD 407 encompasses 489 square miles and maintains five bus routes. 


The community of Russell USD 407 prides itself in a rich and abundant source of cultural and recreational experiences. Russell Recreation Commission offers many opportunities for youth to participate in a variety of programs that help prepare them for extracurricular activities provided by USD 407. As a 3A classification, Russell County USD 407 is able to provide many competitive athletic and activity programs for our students.


Facilities are well maintained, but are in need of updates that include HVAC improvements, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure updates. The district has completed several facility studies over the past several years. The Board of Education has set aside the fourth Monday of every month to continue to develop both a long-range facility plan, as well as, a priority list of short-term facility needs that need to be addressed. More information can be found at: www.usd407.org.



USD 407 offers a comprehensive curriculum that allows our students to meet the Regents recommended curriculum and prepares all students to be college and/or career ready. The district curriculum is aligned to the Kansas College Career Readiness Standards. Additionally, Russell High School offers nine career and technical pathways. The district uses Xello to help students design Individual Plans of Study.


The elementary schools provide an excellent focus on skill development in reading, language arts, and mathematics. All elementary schools provide instruction in computer, library, music, and physical education.


The district has a PreK-12 one-to-one device initiative.  The district has added Lexia reading at the K-5 level as support to the reading curriculum and Moby Max as support to the math curriculum. Both programs are computer based software program.


Vocational programs are also a substantial part of the high school curriculum.  An Apprentice Program is available to regular education students and a Great Expectations program is provided for special education students.



USD 407 has a complete program of interscholastic activities and is in full compliance with Title IX.


Russell High School is in the Mid-Continent League of 3A schools and participates in the following sports by season:


Fall: Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Girls Golf and Cheerleading

Winter: Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading

Spring: Track, Softball, Baseball and Boys Golf


Co-curricular activities in the district include: Bronco Radio, Dance Team, Explorers Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Forensics, Future Farmers of American (FFA), Instrumental Music, Journalism, Kay Club, Key Club, Letterman`s Club, National Honor Society, Scholar`s Bowl, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Vocal Music and Yearbook.



The mission of USD 407 is to teach all students to their fullest potential, provide an appropriate learning environment and prepare students to become functional and effective citizens in an ever-changing world.



Russell County USD 407 does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap, or in admission, or access to, or treatment, or employment in, its programs or activities.  Any questions regarding the school`s compliance with Title VI, Title IX, ADA, or Section 504, or individuals with questions or concerns about accessibility may be directed to the Central Administration Office at 785-483-2173.



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Russell, KS 67665

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