The school board continues to work diligently to hire the next highly qualified Osseo Area Schools superintendent who will keep the district's new strategic plan moving forward. Initial candidates are expected to be approved by the board at a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21*. Candidate names will remain unknown to the board, staff and community until they're shared and approved at the meeting.
Five to six initial candidates will interview between 4-8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22* and 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23* at the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N, Maple Grove. Staff, scholars, parents/caregivers and community members are all welcome to attend. At the conclusion of these interviews, the school board will determine finalists to move forward.
Two to three finalists will be invited for second interviews on Feb. 27*, 28* and March 1*. These day-long interviews will include a number of conversations with staff and scholars throughout the district. Staff, scholars, parents/caregivers and community members are all welcome to attend the community question and answer sessions from 6:15-7:15 p.m. each night. If you’d like a question asked, please submit it ahead of time via this Google Form. All are also welcome to attend the final school board interviews from 7:30-8:30 p.m. each night. The board will have an opportunity for those in attendance to provide feedback at the conclusion of the interviews. Both of these portions – the question and answer session and the interviews – will be held at the Educational Service Center.
Late December, more than 1,000 staff, families and community members shared what they believe our district should be looking for and/or considering in relation to our next superintendent – preferred skills, qualities and traits. This is considered to be an extremely healthy engagement level comparatively. A leadership profile was created as a result of this feedback to aide in each step of the search process.
This search process is coordinated cooperatively with School Exec Connect, a national search firm that specializes in supporting school boards in hiring leadership positions. Please feel free to contact the School Exec Connect team if you have any questions regarding the superintendent search: Ken Dragseth (952-210-2790), Toni Johns (612-309-1511) and/or Dave Clough (847-644-5556).
Continue to stay tuned to district279.org/SuptSearch for latest details.
*FEB. 20 UPDATE: The schedule has been adjusted due to the heavy snowfall expected.
- Five to six candidates will be approved to move forward at a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.
- Five to six candidates will interview on Monday, Feb. 27 starting at 1:15 p.m. Finalists will be chosen to move forward at the end of the day.
- Two to three finalists will participate in day-long interviews on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2.