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Interim Search Begins and Survey for Community Feedback

The District has begun the search for an interim superintendent. The School Board is preparing to solicit input from stakeholders to help in the search. The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), who is assisting the School Board with the search, will summarize and provide an overview of comments for presentation to the Board. Information from this survey will provide valuable input for the Board to consider as they move forward in selecting the Interim Superintendent for Rochester Public Schools.

Students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members provided input through an online survey. This feedback will be shared with the School Board at the next Interim Search Meeting.


Rochester Public Schools is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as Interim Superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year.

Deadline and Application Information

MSBA’s Executive Search Service uses an online application process. Applicants begin the application process at mnmsba.myrevelus.com. To be considered for this position, an applicant’s completed file must be received by MSBA prior to 11:59 PM on April 26, 2021.

Applicants are requested not to contact school board members.

Rochester Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. The MSBA Executive Search Service is an equal opportunity search agency.

Screening Team

A team from the Minnesota School Boards Association’s Executive Search Service has been selected to assist the School Board in securing and screening applicants. The search team will be led by Barb Dorn, MSBA Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search. Contact her at (507) 508-5501 or bdorn@mnmsba.org with any questions regarding this search.

Download the position vacancy brochure

Search Timeline

  • Announce Vacancy April 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline April 26, 2021
  • Applicant Screening April 27-May 7, 2021
  • Candidate Interviews May 11 & 13, 2021
  • Approve Contract May 18, 2021
  • Superintendent Begins July 1, 2021