West St. Paul-Mendota Heights
Eagan Area Public Schools
Mendota Heights, MN

Position Available:
Superintendent, West St. Paul – Mendota Heights – Eagan Area Public Schools

1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Communities Served: All or parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul

Hold or eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Minnesota
Experience as a superintendent or district administrator preferred
Strong commitment to student achievement, personalized learning, innovation, technology for learning, resource management, community engagement, staff professional development and external partnerships

Salary Offered:
Regionally Competitive

Consultants Assisting the Board
Mr. Robert Ostlund (612-308-8997), Ms. Patty Phillips (651-357-0996)
Dr. Kenneth Dragseth (952-210-2790)

Personalized learning for students
Cutting edge technology for teaching and learning, Tech levy passed in 2014
Standards based curriculum
Active involvement of community partners
Focus on innovation
Real-world diversity
Magnet schools in environment, arts and health sciences, STEM, and E-STEM
Project Lead the Way (engineering program for students)
Post- Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program
Strong Early Childhood Program
Elementary Spanish for all students
Research based curriculum and hands-on instruction
Strong Gifted and Talented program
Strong extra-curricular and fine arts program
Below average class sizes
Advanced Placement and College in the Schools
High school students score above the national average on the ACTs
In 2014 219 Sibley students took the ACT and averaged a composite school of 24
90% fully prepared to the transition after high school
91% said Henry Sibley offered enough advanced college-credit earning courses to meet their needs
90% plan to attend 4-year college or 2 year college, or technical schools
Strong financial condition
Highly trained, caring and competent staff
73% of teachers have a Master’s degree or higher
60% of teachers have 10 or more years of teaching experience in District 197
95% of parents rate the quality of education in School District 197 as good or excellent
94% of parents are proud of District 197 schools and would recommend them to friends

Fast Facts:
The district serves approximately 4,800 students in 5 elementary schools (K-4), 2 middle schools (5-8) , and one high school (9-12)
The district is located minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul The schools are divided into four magnet schools, three neighborhood schools, and one unified high school
Ethnic minority students comprise 47% of our enrollment with Hispanic students making up 26% of the students

The 2016-17 General Fund Expenditure Budget is approximately 65 million.

Bargaining Group/Affiliations/Contract Expiration:
Teachers – Education Minnesota  6/30/17

District Website:

Search Calendar:

  • Screening begins on December 14 with a final deadline of February 13
  • Selected candidates taken to the Board on February 16
  • First Round Interviews on February 21
  • Final interviews on February 22, 23, 27
  • Position begins on July 1, 2017

Application Process:
Apply through School Exec Connect website if you are interested in the position. Candidates will need to upload the completed and signed application plus proof of certification, a current resume, college transcripts and at least four letters of reference.