We are excited to share the St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Kate Maguire as interim superintendent for the 2023-24 school year. The school board is expected to finalize the contract at the Oct. 10 school board meeting. Once finalized, Dr. Maguire will focus on managing day-to-day operations, supporting district and school leaders, advancing the district’s strategic priorities, and ensuring effective learning environments for students.
Dr. Maguire has a wealth of experience in leadership development, advancing racial equity, centering student outcomes, and leading school districts through times of change. She is a third generation teacher with over 20 years of educational leadership experience in public schools. Dr. Maguire retired from Osseo Area Schools in 2018, and recently served as an interim superintendent for Anoka-Hennepin Schools.
“I am particularly excited to serve in this role because of the district’s commitment to equity, which is aligned to my experience and passion as a public education leader,” Dr. Maguire shared. “I am unaware of any other school district in the state that has developed and implemented a racial equity transformation plan to the depths of St. Louis Park Public Schools. I look forward to advancing the 2023-24 strategic priorities, supporting daily operations, and being in service to students, staff and schools this year.”
This winter the school board will begin planning a comprehensive search for a permanent superintendent. This process will include extensive community engagement with students, families and staff. We will keep you informed throughout the school year as more plans and decisions are made. Please note that the school board determined that the interim superintendent will serve through June 2024, and will not be considered for the permanent superintendent position.
On behalf of the school board, I also wish to extend gratitude to Tami Reynolds, director of student services, for her willingness to serve as acting superintendent during this transition.
We invite you to view the recording of last night’s school board meeting where Dr. Maguire was interviewed. We sincerely appreciate your family’s dedication to our students and your continued support during this time.