Superintendent John Schultz, Ph. D.
John Schultz joined Edina Public Schools as Superintendent in July 2017. He has spent the majority of his more-than-30-year career in education in nearby Hopkins Public Schools - first as a 9th grade science teacher, then as a principal intern, a K-12 district science coordinator, director of teaching and learning, and for the past 11 years he has led the district as its superintendent of schools. Also during that time, Schultz intermittently worked in other districts, including as a science teacher at Breck and at Epsilon, a Hennepin County Home School, as well as an assistant principal at Eden Prairie High School.
Schultz holds several academic degrees, including bachelor’s degrees in biology and religion from Augsburg College and in education from the University of Minnesota. He also earned graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota, achieving a master’s in soil, water and climate science, and doctorate in curriculum and instruction.
He has a strong background in academic achievement, fiscal stewardship, facilities management, and equity leadership, all of which align well with Edina’s tradition of excellence and our district’s Next Generation Strategic Plan.
Beyond the resume, here are a few interesting tidbits that you may not know about Schultz:
- He is fluent in Greek;
- He is a member of the National Weather Service Integrated Weather Team where he represents local school districts;
- He serves as the leader of the Association of Metropolitan School District’s Ad Hoc Committee on Equity and Integration