The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has selected David Engstrom as the preferred candidate to be the district's next superintendent.
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.
The School Board selected two superintendent candidates to advance to final round interviews. The finalists are Dr. Kim Hiel and David Engstrom. Community webinars will be held April 15-16 to meet the candidates.
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.
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
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
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 1, 2021: New superintendent assumes duties