Hello everyone! My name is David Engstrom, and I am honored to serve as superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools.
I am also happy to be back in Minnesota. I grew up in the town of Mountain Lake, southwest of the Twin Cities, and received my Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota. I taught for many years in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Beginning in 2001, I served in Colorado Springs School District 11 as a teacher, an assistant principal, principal, and most recently as Deputy Superintendent of Achievement, Learning and Leadership.
The schools and communities that make up Robbinsdale Area Schools have a long and distinguished history, and we continue to evolve. Like districts across the nation, we are responding to dramatic changes wrought by the pandemic, racial and economic inequities, climate change, and more.
My role and my pledge are to listen closely, respond thoughtfully, and change what needs to be changed. I will work with you -- our students, families, and community members -- to meet our challenges in ways that make us all stronger.