• 2021 Superintendent Search

    The Edina School Board has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm, to assist with the search for the next superintendent of Edina Public Schools. The Board wants you to be informed of the process that will be followed and the opportunities stakeholders will have to offer input to assist in making the best selection possible. View the process timeline at right, and watch this page for updates.

    Board chooses Dr. Stacie Stanley as next superintendent

    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. 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. Read more

    Board selects three finalist candidates

    April 29, 2021 - The Edina School Board narrowed the field of candidates for the superintendent position from six to three finalist candidates at a special meeting on April 28. The three candidates who will move forward in the process are Dr. Timothy Anderson, Dr. Jharrett Bryantt and Dr. Stacie Stanley. Read more

    Dr. Tim Anderson  Dr. Jharrett Bryantt  Dr. Stacie Stanley
    Left to right: Dr. Tim Anderson, Dr. Jharrett Bryantt, Dr. Stacie Stanley

    Board approves slate of superintendent candidates

    April 26, 2021 - At a special meeting the Board approved a slate of six candidates to be interviewed for the position of Superintendent of Edina Public Schools. The candidates are:

    • Dr. Timothy Anderson, Principal, South View Middle School, Edina, MN
    • Dr. Jharrett Bryantt, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Strategy and Innovation, Houston ISD, Houston, TX
    • Ibrahima Diop, Chief Financial Officer, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN
    • Dr. Kent Pekel, President and CEO, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    • Dr. Randal Smasal, Assistant Superintendent, Edina Public Schools, MN
    • Dr. Stacie Stanley, Associate Superintendent, Eden Prairie Public Schools, MN

    Board interviews with the candidates are open to the public. They will take place Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, starting at 5 p.m.  Each candidate is scheduled to meet with the board for approximately one hour. You can watch these meetings in-person or stream via the District’s YouTube channel. The in-person meetings will take place in Room 348 of the Community Center, directly to the left of the regular Board Room. It is estimated 15 members of the public will be able to fit into the room while maintaining social distancing requirements.

    Feb. 21 - March 4: Superintendent Search Survey

    All district stakeholders are invited to provide input to assist in the superintendent search through the Superintendent Search Survey. The purpose of the input is to determine the challenges, strengths, and goals of our district, and what characteristics or skills you believe are important in a superintendent. Your participation in this process is important! Click the button to complete the survey. The survey closes Thursday, March 4.

Superintendent Search Survey
  • March 1-3:  Focus Groups

    A total of 20 focus groups will be conducted. They are designed to be inclusive of all district voices, representing our diverse demographics, all school age levels and programs, students, parents, employees and community. Persons selected to participate in a focus group will receive an email invitation on Monday, Feb. 22. Participants for employee, parent and student focus groups were selected using a randomized process. Focus group discussions will be facilitated by employees from School Exec Connect.

    If you would like to participate in a focus group and do not receive an invitation by Tuesday, Feb. 23, please click on this link to enter a lottery for the open community forum focus group on Wednesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 7:15 pm.

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    Selection of Candidates

    April 26, 5:30 p.m.  Slate of 5-7 candidates presented to Board
    April 27-28  First interviews with Board livestreamed. Board narrows list to 3 final candidates.

    May 3, 4 & 5  All-day interviews with finalists to include: staff, students, parents, community and School Board:
    Monday, May 3 - Dr. Jharrett Bryantt
    Tuesday, May 4 - Dr. Tim Anderson
    Wednesday, May 5 - Dr. Stacie Stanley

    May 5  Selection of final candidate following final interview.

    May  Negotiation of superintendent contract and School Board approval.

    July 1  New superintendent assumes duties.

    Search Firm

    School Exec Connect