Robbinsdale Area Schools

Office of the Superintendent

I am privileged to serve as the interim superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools. With more than 30 years in the district, I have extensive firsthand knowledge of how deeply our teachers and other staff members are committed to students and families.

We have challenges to face, and I believe we are equipped to meet them. The most immediate:

  1. Develop a responsible budget for 2024-25
  2. Continue implementing the (Re)Discover Rdale strategic plan

It is reassuring that Rdale already has so much going so well. I am especially proud that a proactive focus on racial equity is increasingly embedded in all we do. 

It is my honor to be leading Rdale during this critical time. Elsewhere on this page you will find a timeline for the superintendent search and other useful information.

Superintendent Search

The Robbinsdale Area Schools Board of Education has selected the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to conduct the search for the district’s next superintendent. The board's unanimous decision to select MSBA was made at its Dec. 4 meeting. See MSBA's vacancy brochure for the position.

Community engagement

Survey: To launch the search process, MSBA has created an online survey that can be answered in English, Spanish or Somali. The survey deadline is Feb. 11, 2024.

Virtual meeting: On Wednesday, Jan. 24, MSBA hosted a virtual question and answer session via Zoom, which was open to students, staff, families and the community. View a recording of the event here


  • Nov. 2, 2023:  Deadline for proposals from firms seeking to conduct the district's superintendent search
  • Nov. 20, 2023:  Search firm presentations to the Board of Education; Board Chair Helen Bassett conducts reference check of preferred firms
  • Dec. 4, 2023:  Board selects MSBA to lead the search process
  • Jan. 8, 2024: MSBA works with School Board to develop timeline and superintendent profile
  • Jan. 17-Feb. 11, 2024: Stakeholder online survey open, student listening sessions conducted
  • Jan. 17-March 6, 2024: MSBA posts position opening and advertises vacancy, received applications, and responds to applicant inquiries
  • Jan. 24, 2024: MSBA to host virtual Q&A session via Zoom with with school community
  • March 4, 2024: Board meets for interview training, and to discuss stakeholder report, interview questions and procedures
  • March 6, 2024: Applicant deadline
  • March 7-18, 2024: MSBA conducts screening, preliminary verification of references, pre-interviews of recommended applicants
  • March 8-18, 2024: School Board members review applications
  • March 18, 2024: Board meets to determine finalists, interview questions and procedures; MSBA reviews interview training
  • April 6, 2024: School Board conducts first round of interviews
  • April 11, 2024: Board conducts reference checks and holds second round of interviews; Board selects lone finalist and sets negotiations process
  • April 12, 2024: Board designee begins negotiations of employment contract with lone finalist
  • April, 2024: Board meets to approve employment contract
  • July 1, 2024 or earlier:  New superintendent begins

Superintendent Search Updates

Interim Superintendent

Marti Voight

Marti Voight
Interim Superintendent

Executive assistant

Molly Olson

Molly Olson
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board