Byron Public Schools
Byron, MN

Position Available: Superintendent

District Name: Byron Public Schools

District Address: 630 1st Avenue NW, Byron, Minnesota 55920

Qualifications: Hold or be eligible for licensure as a Superintendent in Minnesota. Experience as a superintendent, district office administrator or principal setting preferred. Demonstrate strong commitment to student achievement, building partnerships in the community, supporting staff learning and development, and meeting the needs of all students.

Consultants Assisting the Board: Ken Dragseth (952-210-2790), Bob Ostlund (612-308-8997)

District Highlights: The district lives out its mission – learn, share, innovate, inspire. The vision of the district is that “by 2018, the Byron Public Schools will be recognized as a leading, renowned school system in the world by challenging the status quo and developing new norms for education utilizing real-world tools and purposeful technology to develop a passion for learning. We will continue to develop students who demonstrate outstanding character by modeling and creating a learning environment that is safe, healthy and caring.”

  • An excellent staff committed to student learning and well-being
  • Strong professional development programs
  • A strong technology plan and vison that is being implemented in all schools
  • IPad 1-1 initiative available to students
  • Strong financial position with a 11% fund balance
  • Resident enrollment has increased 6% over the past 10 years while total enrollment increased 20%
  • Non-resident enrollment makes up approximately 20% of the enrollment
  • The district does not lose many students to other districts and there are no private schools in the district
  • 21st Century Learning is a goal of the district with many programs to support this vision
  • Byron is strongly committed to personalized learning for all students
  • Students are exposed to learning experiences within the school and community
  • Character development, community involvement and strong academics are goals of district
  • Students are encouraged to explore their passions and share their talents
  • Excellent Community Education Program that meets the needs of families and community members
  • New primary school and elementary grade configuration
  • Strong community support passing a bonding referendum recently
  • Strong athletics and fine arts programs with strong student participation
  • Athletic Boosters and Hall of Fame
  • Strong strategic plan and vision for the district
  • Support programs at all buildings to assist students learn
  • High achievement at all levels on statewide tests
  • A strong sense of pride in the community and the schools makes this a great place to live and work


Communities Served: Byron is located in southeastern Minnesota on Highway 14 several miles from Rochester, Minnesota. It is a community with a family orientated small town feeling with access to the amenities that the Rochester area includes. It is a progressive community with a high respect for education and business connections.

Student Population: 2000

District Budget: $18 + million

District Schools:

  • Byron Primary School (K-2)
  • Byron Intermediate School (3-5)
  • Byron Middle School (6-8)
  • Byron High School (9-12)
  • Byron Community Education Center


Union Affiliation – Education Minnesota

Teachers’ Contract Status: Contract Expires 6/30/2017

Search Calendar:

  • Application Deadline: March 9
  • Selected candidates taken to the Board on: March 16
  • First round interviews on: March 18
  • Second round interviews on: March 20, 21, 22
  • Position Begins: July 1, 2017

Compensation Package Offered: Regionally Competitive

District Website:

Application Process:

Apply through the website if you are interested in this position.

You will be asked to complete the online application and present a cover letter, resume, copies of graduate transcripts, at least four reference letters, and proof of certification to support your candidacy.