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EPS announces assistant superintendent hire

Bryan Bass headsho March 29, 2019 - Edina Public Schools (EPS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Bryan Bass as Assistant Superintendent.

Bass brings years of experience in successful program implementation, change leadership and districtwide planning. As principal at the dual-campus Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, St. Paul, for six years, Bass has managed staff and budgets for both schools and was responsible for planning building improvements totaling $23 million. He led the 1:1 iPad initiative, and the award-winning implementation of the Positive Behaviors Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework. In previous positions, Bass implemented the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college readiness system, and led a school to a two-time Magnet School of Excellence Award.

Previous to Linwood school, Bass was principal for three years at Crosswinds Arts & Science School, Woodbury, principal for four years at Brooklyn Center Junior/Senior High School, and assistant principal at North Community High School for six years. He began his career in education as a teacher of civics, world studies and history at Roosevelt and North Community High Schools. Bass is also currently on the faculty at Concordia University teaching graduate students pursuing their doctorates in education.

Bass holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and secondary social studies education from St. Olaf College, a master’s from St. Mary’s University, educational specialist from the University of St. Thomas, and a doctorate of education in educational administration and leadership from St. Cloud State University.

“As an educator and an Edina parent, I know Edina Public Schools has a longstanding reputation for educational excellence. I am excited to help the district ensure that all students are achieving the benefits of a world-class education,” Bass said. “I look forward to collaborating with staff and the community to support a culture of continuous improvement and belonging for every child.”

Bass will officially join the district on July 1. He replaces Dr. Gwen Jackson, director of human resources, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

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