District welcomes new faces for new school year; hiring continues
July 30, 2019 - A new school year means many new faces in Edina Public Schools. So far, approximately 40 new teachers and staff have been hired for positions throughout the district and the hiring will continue through August for a variety of open positions.
Community Education will hold a hiring event on Thursday, Aug. 1, 4-7 p.m. in the Edina Community Center, Room 170. Part-time, after school recreation leaders are needed for KIDS Club and WISE Guys programs, serving students in kindergarten through grade 5. There are also open positions for school bus drivers, buildings and grounds staff, and paraprofessionals.
There have also been a number of additions and staff changes among administrators and district-wide positions since the end of June:
- Bryan Bass, Assistant Superintendent – Bass joins EPS following 19 years in school leadership as principal and assistant principal in the St. Paul and Brooklyn Center districts. He brings experience in successful program implementation, change leadership and districtwide planning. Read the full announcement.
- John Toop, Director Business Services – Toop comes to Edina following 14 years as director of business services in Hopkins Public Schools, and more than 14 years of additional public school finance work previous to that. Read the full announcement.
- Paul Domer, Principal, Concord Elementary School – Domer brings 11 years of experience in elementary school leadership. Most recently, he was principal at Eisenhower Elementary and XinXing Academy in the Hopkins school district. Read the full announcement.
- Erik Lowe, Interim Assistant Principal, Valley View Middle School – Lowe has been Dean of Students at Valley View for three years. He will serve as Valley View’s interim assistant principal for the 2019-20 school year during Beth Cornwell’s year-long leave of absence. An announcement regarding a new dean of students will be made soon.
- Officer Anna Eckstein, School Resource Officer (Middle and Elementary Schools) – Eckstein has been an Edina Police Department patrol officer since 2014. Prior to that, she was a member of the Lakeville Police Department. Eckstein has experience in de-escalation strategies, SWAT team certification and crisis intervention team training. She replaces Officer Piper Morgan who was recently promoted to detective.
Visit edinaschools.org/Employment for more information on employment opportunities.