After nearly eleven years at the helm, Superintendent Ric Dressen announced on October 24 his intentions to leave Edina Public Schools at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Dressen intends for his last day with the district to be June 30, 2017.
As a result, the School Board has begun the process of filling the vacancy. The Board hopes to have an indentified candidate announced in Spring 2017, with his/her tenure slated to begin July 1, 2017.
The School Board will hire an executive search firm to assist with recruitment of candidates. Board Chair Leny Wallen-Friedman said that the school board will share a more detailed process and timeline with the community once finalized with the identified search firm, including opportunities for stakeholders to weigh in on what they would like to see in the next district superintendent. “We look forward to having the community engaged throughout this important process to continue Edina’s legacy of excellence,” said Wallen-Friedman.
For updates on the search process, see links at left.