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School Board chooses Dr. Stacie Stanley as superintendent finalist

May 6, 2021 - The Edina School Board unanimously approved a motion to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Stacie Stanley to be the next superintendent of Edina Public Schools.Stacie Stanley

Stanley has been associate superintendent at Eden Prairie Public Schools since 2018. Prior to that she worked in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district for four years as director of Equity and Integrated Support Services, and then as director of Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction and Support Services. She was principal at two elementary schools in the Roseville district for six years. She began her career in education as a teacher in the East Metro Integration District for six years. Stanley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of St. Catherine, and a doctorate of education from Bethel University.

Stanley was one of three final candidates selected from a slate of six who spent a day in the district earlier this week engaging with a variety of stakeholders. Stanley met with students and teachers, participated in forums with the district Leadership Team, building administrators, employees, and community, all of whom were able to provide the School Board with feedback on their interactions. The Board conducted final interviews with each candidate Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

A closed special meeting of the School Board will convene on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. for contract negotiations. The new superintendent would assume her duties on July 1.