Robbinsdale Area Schools

Register for chance to join Robbinsdale Area Schools superintendent finalist interviews

Register for chance to join Robbinsdale Area Schools superintendent finalist interviews

Our superintendent search process is progressing and is now nearing the interview phase. The deadline for interested candidates to apply has passed and the school board has selected six candidates to be interviewed on April 6 during the first round of interviews. More information regarding the interview schedule is provided below.

Earlier in the search process more than 1,000 stakeholder voices were heard through survey responses and student listening sessions, and the school board thanks all parents/guardians, staff members, community members, students, business owners, district partners, and other individuals who participated in this early information-gathering phase. The Stakeholder Summary Report was reviewed by the school board on March 4, and board members will continue to reference it throughout the remainder of the search process. Please click here if you would like to read the report in its entirety.

All upcoming candidate interviews are open to the public, and you are invited to attend in-person at the Education Service Center Boardroom on the following dates and times. 

  • 8 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024 – Round 1 with semi-finalists
    • Open to the public to observe board interviews
  • 5 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2024 – Round 2 with finalists
    • Open to the public to observe board interviews
    • Opportunity to provide feedback (see “Additional community input” below)

Please note that to ensure a level playing field for all candidates, interviews will not be livestreamed. However, Round 1 recordings of those candidates moving on to Round 2 finalist interviews will be made available on the district website until April 11. 

Additional community input

The school board would like to invite representative stakeholders from across the district to provide additional feedback on the finalists during Round 2 interviews on April 11, 2024. This group will consist of 16 individuals with one participant representing each of the following groups: 

Rdale Staff

  • Principals/ Cabinet/Program Directors
  • Teachers – Early Childhood
  • Teachers – Elementary 
  • Teachers – Middle School
  • Teachers – High School
  • AFSCME (union)
  • Program Assistants
  • SEIU (union)
  • Nutrition Services
  • Education Assistants
  • Robbinsdale Equity Allies (union) 


  • Parents
  • Robbinsdale high school student 
  • Robbinsdale high school student 
  • Robbinsdale high school student 
  • Community organizations

If you are interested in participating as a representative stakeholder, you must commit to the following:

  • Attend all interviews in-person on Thursday, April 11 (approximately 4 hours)
  • Arrive by 4:45 p.m. for interviews that begin at 5 p.m.
  • Share feedback about each candidate’s strengths and areas for improvement via an online form provided by the MSBA. This feedback will be collected immediately following each interview and shared anonymously with school board members for their review prior to the board’s final deliberations. 

If you are interested and able to meet the above requirements, please complete the following interest form before Wednesday, April 3 at noon:

If more than one individual from each of the 16 groups is interested, MSBA will conduct a random draw and notify selected individuals on Friday, April 5 about expectations for their role in the process. NOTE: those not selected are highly encouraged to attend the interviews even if they were not drawn to provide feedback on behalf of their group.

For additional details on the Superintendent Search please visit the Rdale Superintendent Search webpage

Thank you for your commitment to Robbinsdale Area Schools and your interest in the school board’s search for our next superintendent! 

Sent on behalf of MSBA, the search firm retained by the Rdale Board of Education