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The Search for a Superintendent

  • Dr. John Thein is currently serving as the interim superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS). In July, he replaced Valeria S. Silva -- who served as superintendent for the last seven years of her 30-year career in the district. 

    The Board of Education is conducting a nationwide search for a new leader.


  • CommunityMeetings


    Your feedback is critical to identify the leadership qualities most important to the community, and to help the Board choose the next superintendent.

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    Take a survey to help us identify the leadership qualities that are most important to the community, and to help inform the Board on its final selection. Available through Jan. 23, 2017

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    The Board of Education has agreed to bring forth a motion to hire Ray and Associates Inc. to conduct the search for a new superintendent.

  • Timeline


    The process to search for a new superintendent began on Oct. 18, 2016 and is expected to continue through June 30, 2017.

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    The design team is a small committee of people who represent a wide variety of stakeholders. They will work to create a community engagement plan to gather as much input as possible.

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    View videos of recent public meetings related to the superintendent search.

Request a Feedback Session

  • Can't attend a community meeting? Request a facilitator to lead a discussion and feedback session at your community, business or group meeting here. Available through March 3, 2017.


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