Robbinsdale Area Schools

2021 Superintendent Search

The School Board has selected David Engstrom as the District's next superintendent.

On April 16, the School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has selected David Engstrom as their preferred candidate to be the district’s next leader. See "Recent Updates" for additional details.

Recent Updates

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On Thursday, April 8, the School Board approved seven first round candidates. First round and finalist interviews will take place the week of April 12.


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February 2021

February 16, 2021:  Board approved the hiring of School Exec Connect to lead the superintendent candidate search process

February 22, 2021:  Board work session to discuss and establish the superintendent search process

February 26, 2021:  Letter sent with invitation to district stakeholders to provide feedback through confidential Survey Monkey form

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March 2021

March 1 - 10:  Online survey available for district stakeholders

March 11, 12:  Focus Groups meet to provide input into the "New Superintendent Profile"

March 15:  The Board will hear a report, at its regular 7 p.m. meeting, on the focus group and survey findings and will be requested to take action on the desired criteria for the next superintendent

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April and May 2021

April 8: Candidates will be presented to the Board

April 12, 13: First Board interviews

April 13: Board will narrow choices to two to three candidates

April 15, 16: The two candidates will meet with students, staff, and community members, ending the day with a community webinar and final interview with the Board 

By April 16: Board will narrow the choice to one finalist

May 3: Anticipated board action on a contract with the finalist



July 2021

July 1, 2021: New superintendent assumes duties