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Meet the Superintendent

Headshot of Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley

I have a passion for creating a positive school climate by developing school leaders, affirming individual gifts and talents, and using multiple data sources to focus district and school improvement efforts."

- Dr. Stacie Stanley,
Superintendent of Edina Public Schools

Dr. Stanley's leadership has been transformational for our district. A deep understanding of education and student needs gives her the ability to organize resources and energy around initiatives that focus on learning and growth for all students. What sets her apart is her leadership that is grounded in listening, understanding, and growing.

About Dr. Stacie Stanley

Dr. Stanley joined Edina Public Schools in July 2021, after serving as Associate Superintendent at Eden Prairie Public Schools for three years. Prior to that she worked in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district for four years as Director of Equity and Integrated Support Services, followed by the role of Director of Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, and Support Services.

Dr. Stanley began her career in education as a teacher in the East Metro Integration District for six years, in addition to being a principal at two elementary schools in the Roseville school district for six years. She is also currently an adjunct faculty member at Bethel University and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University.

Dr. Stanley holds an EdD in Education Leadership from Bethel University….“21st Center Leadership: A Study of Intercultural Development and K-6 Administrative Practice.” She holds a Masters of Arts with a focus in Education from St. Catherine University, a certificate in Education Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and an Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University.

Dr. Stanley working with Concord Elementary student journalists.

Dr. Stanley working with Concord Elementary student journalists.

Dr. Stanley talking with a student on the Early Learning Center playground.

Dr. Stanley talking with a student on the Early Learning Center playground.

Dr. Stanley with community members and the mayor of the City of Edina at One Town, One Family.

Dr. Stanley with community members and the mayor of the City of Edina at the One Town, One Family conversation.

Dr. Stanley holding hands with a student on the first day of school.

Dr. Stanley holding hands with a student on the first day of school.

Dr. Stanley enjoying the first day of school and welcoming students back to the classroom.

Dr. Stanley enjoying the first day of school and welcoming students back to the classroom.

Dr. Stanley meeting with her Key Communicator Network.

Dr. Stanley meeting with her Key Communicator Network.

Dr. Stanley welcoming teachers back to school after summer break.

Dr. Stanley welcoming teachers back to school after summer break.

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Dr. Stanley with student leaders at the 2023 Legislative Action Committee Breakfast.

Dr. Stanley with student leaders at the 2023 Legislative Action Committee Breakfast.

Dr. Stanley welcoming our new Spanish Dual Language Immersion teachers to the ⁦Edina Schools family.

Dr. Stanley welcoming our new Spanish Dual Language Immersion teachers to the ⁦Edina Schools family.

Dr. Stanley with a teacher who has served at Edina Schools for 25 years.

Dr. Stanley with a teacher who has served at Edina Schools for 25 years.

Dr. Stanley celebrating with EHS seniors who completed their May Term projects.

Dr. Stanley celebrating with EHS seniors who completed their May Term projects.

Dr. Stanley engaging with members of her 2022-23 Parent Leadership Council.

Dr. Stanley engaging with member of her 2022-23 Parent Leadership Council.

Dr. Stanley with student leaders at the 2023 Legislative Action Committee Breakfast.

Dr. Stanley with student leaders at the 2023 Legislative Action Committee Breakfast.

December 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: December Update

October 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: October Update

June 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: End of Year Update

November 2021

A Message From Our Superintendent: Gratitude

November 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: November Update

August 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: Welcome Back

March 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent: March Update