Osseo Superintendent Candidates Whittled to Three
Osseo Area Schools has reduced its superintendent candidate list from five to three. After holding the first round of interviews earlier this week, the school board eliminated a candidate from Missouri, and one from the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District
Of the three remaining candidates, all have some degree of administration experience with different school districts. Ryan Laager is superintendent of Belle Plaine Public Schools. Cory McIntyre is associate superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin district. And Lisa Sayles-Adams is the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools.
A Destination District
“I understand the area,” Laager told the board.”I understand the community dynamics. And I actually, when I look at all the largest districts in the state, I see Osseo-Maple Grove as one that’s thriving. It has a lot of great things going on, and would be a destination district for me.”
Great Districts Meet All Needs
Cory McIntyre said, “Great school districts really meet the needs of every community member, every student, every parent. That’s what makes great districts what they are. So how do we extend or reach out to maybe pockets or areas of our communities that maybe we’re not meeting all their needs? That’s exciting, and that’s why I’m here.”
Give Students the Ability to Direct Their Lives
As the board interviewed Sayles-Adams, she said “We want to make sure that our district is a destination place where our staff are very proud and they want to be here and feel supported. But more than anything, that all of our students have the skills that they need once they leave us so that they can be successful. And that we are not determining what their outcome in life is – they actually get a chance to pick that.”
The board holds the second round of interviews starting February 19. It plans to make its decision at a special meeting on February 22. You can keep up with continuing coverage of the selection of a new superintendent on the district’s website.