Principal - Elementary School

Russell USD 407 •

Russell County USD 407 is searching for a Principal at Bickerdyke Elementary School (Grades 2-6) for the 2024-2025 school year.

The successful candidate will have a valid Kansas Teaching License to practice as a principal; and at least two years of successful experience as a classroom teacher.  This position supervises the school`s teaching process; coordinates or supervises support services; prepares and submits budgetary requests and monitors activity fund; and attends special events held to recognize student achievement.  

A Master`s degree in Educational Administration is required. To apply for this opportunity, please fill out the Educate Kansas application and file a resume, letter of interest, 3-5 letters of reference, and a current copy of your credentials.


Russell USD 407

Benefits Information

Health Insurance Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Sick and Personal Leave

Salary Information

Salary based on experience and negotiated during interview process.

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 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, as well as 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:



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 eleven career and technical pathways. Vocational programs are also a substantial part of the high school curriculum and we offer an Apprentice Program to our students. 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 STEM, art, library, music, and physical education. The district has a PreK-12 one-to-one device initiative. Both elementary school utilize MTSS for reading interventions. 


Special Education Services will be provided by West Central Kansas Special Ed Cooperative out of Hays beginning on July 1, 2024.


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 and participates in the following sports by season:


Fall: Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Dance Team and Cheerleading

Winter: Basketball, Wrestling, Dance Team and Cheerleading

Spring: Track, Softball, Baseball and Boys Golf


Co-curricular activities in the district include: Bronco Radio, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of American (FFA), Instrumental Music, Journalism, National Honor Society, Scholar`s Bowl, Student Council, 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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