Robbinsdale School Board Picks David Engstrom as Superintendent
The Robbinsdale School Board picked David Engstrom as its preferred candidate to be the next superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools. The decision was announced late Friday.
David Engstrom is currently the deputy superintendent of Achievement, Learning and Leadership of a school district in Colorado Springs, Colo. He also worked as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent for that district.
If Engstrom accepts the position, he will be returning to Minnesota. Before moving to Colorado, Engstrom taught business and marketing for seven years at Champlin Park High School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. A press release from the district says he also worked in marketing and ran a small business. Contract negotiations are underway and the board hopes to finalize an agreement in the coming days.
The Robbinsdale School Board has been searching for a superintendent since last spring. Current interim Superintendent Stephanie Burrage will serve until June when she begins a new job as the deputy education commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Education.
The other finalist for the position was Kim Heil, current superintendent of Fridley Public Schools and former principal in the Robbinsdale district.
See the full press release here.