Osseo Area Schools is searching for a new superintendent who will lead the district beginning July 2019.  View the superintendent profile.

This website will be updated on a regular basis as the search progresses. Interested stakeholders may also find information in the district’s parent/guardian e-newsletter, 279Connect; in local media; through the district’s social media accounts; and through school-based communications.

All superintendent search-related school board work sessions are video recorded and are available on the district website.


School Board names five finalists for first-round interviews (2/8/19)

Five finalists have been invited to participate in first-round interviews for the position of superintendent of Osseo Area Schools:

  • Dr. Eric Knost, Superintendent, Rockwood School District (Missouri)
  • Dr. Ryan Laager, Superintendent, Belle Plaine School District
  • Cory McIntyre, Associate Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District 
  • Lisa Sayles-Adams, Assistant Superintendent, St. Paul Public School
  • Steven Troen, Director of Teaching and Learning, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District 

All finalist interviews are open to the public (meetings dates/times are subject to change). Interviews will be webstreamed and live cablecast on Channel 21, and archived on the district website. 


Superintendent candidates to be named following special meeting on Feb. 8 (2/6/19)

The Osseo School Board will hold a special meeting in the Educational Service Center Board Room at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, to name the first-round interview finalists for the position of superintendent. The meeting will be webstreamed and live cablecast on Channel 21, and will be archived on the district website.

The district website will be updated by 8 a.m. on Feb. 11 with more information about the first-round finalists and the interview schedule. Round 1 interviews will take place next week; Round 2 interviews will be held the week of February 18.


Board meets with search firm, finalizes process and profile (12/4/18)

At a December 4 work session, board members met with School ExecConnect representative Ken Dragseth to finalize the search process and the superintendent profile that describes what the school board is seeking in its next leader. Board members also considered draft contract language. Watch the Dec. 4 school board work session.


Board agrees on timeline and process (11/28/18)

At the school board work session on Nov. 28, board members agreed on a timeline and process for the search to find the next superintendent of Osseo Area Schools. The board intends to hire a search firm, School Exec Connect, to assist with candidate recruitment, screening and the selection process. The superintendent job opening will be posted in mid-December, with interviews taking place in early February. The goal is to select the next superintendent by mid-February. Watch the Nov. 28 school board work session.


Board resumes search for new superintendent (11/13/18)

The Osseo School Board has resumed its search for a permanent superintendent. At a Nov. 13 work session, board members reviewed a timeline of the previous search, confirmed its continuing interest in transparency and consistent communication, and learned about a suggested search framework that was proposed by Interim Superintendent Jim Bauck. Work will resume on Nov. 28, when the board will finalize the timeline, choose a search firm to assist, review staff/board roles, and confirm the superintendent profile. Watch the superintendent search-related portion of the work session