Superintendent, Burnsville Eagan Savage School District 191, MN

About the position:

Position Available: Superintendent
District Name: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191
District Address:  200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Hold or be eligible for licensure as a Superintendent in Minnesota. 
  • Experience as a Superintendent or in a district office setting preferred. 
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to student achievement, building partnerships in the community, supporting staff learning and development, and supporting students of diverse backgrounds.
Consultants Assisting the Board: Ken Dragseth (952-210-2790), Antoinette (Toni) Johns (612-309-1511), David Clough (847-644-5556)
District Highlights:
The district lives out its mission – “Each Student. Future Ready. Community Strong”
  • Vision One91 guides the district
  • Innovative and dynamic public-school district that has attracted the attention of major corporations (Google and Best Buy) and national publications
  • Founded 62 years ago
  • Outstanding staff at all levels, both certified and non-certified
  • Over 1100 full time employees and over 400 part-time employees making the district the largest employer in Burnsville
  • 75% of teachers have a Master’s Degree or other advanced degree
  • Strong elementary work groups – Transitional Climate and Culture, Academic Core and Schedules, Early Childhood Programming, Service Delivery Mode, Communication and Outreach
  • Three magnet schools at the elementary – STEM, Gifted and Talented, Arts and Technology
  • Excellent magnet programs in all three middle schools including an excellent a STEA3M magnet program with academic rigor, relevance, opportunity and community.  It combines the best of the previous magnet programs – STEM, gifted programming, arts and AVID
  • Strong Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program in all schools
  • Pathway model at the Burnsville High School which is a series of classes that students can take to help them follow their interests and prepare for the future
  • Personal learning devices in all District 191 schools to enhance the educational experience
  • Focus on all students being successful with programs to match their needs at all levels
  • Extensive Community Education programs for students of all ages
  • 80% of resident school-age students attend Burnsville Schools
  • 55% students of minority status 
  • 1st in the state for participation and for credits earned through College in the Schools program at the University of Minnesota
  • $1.4 million saved in tuition costs last year by students earning college credits through the College in the Schools program while at Burnsville High School
  • 34 school sponsored clubs/activities, 29 student interest clubs/activities and 40 athletic teams
  • Strong drama programs
  • Excellent fine arts and athletic programs with many honors received in competitions
  • Excellent service programs for students such as BrainPower in a Backpack, many student volunteers each year
  • Quiz Bowl success continues at the high school winning conference titles placing high in state competition and going to the national championships
  • 12 Advanced Placement and 9 College in the Schools classes offered at Burnsville High School
  • Higher ACT scores than both the state or national average
  • 80+ languages spoken by students
  • 1st school district in Dakota County to implement a performance-based pay plan for teachers
  • District has been awarded for its financial reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International
  • Many student and staff honors statewide and nationally
  • Strong achievement for students in all grades
  • Community and business partnerships that support and enhance the district program
  • Recently completed redesign of district buildings with major additions and renovations at Burnsville High School
Communities Served:  District 191 is a third ring suburb located 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul on the southern banks of the Minnesota River.  It serves part or all of the communities of Burnsville, Eagan, and Savage, MN, with a total population of 62,000 residents.  
Student Population: 9,000
District Budget:  $128 million
District Schools: 
  • Ten elementary schools (K-5) - Edward D. Neill, Gideon Pond, Harriet Bishop, Hidden Valley, Marion W. Savage, Rahn, Sioux Trail, Sky Oaks, Vista View, William Bryne
  • Three Middle Schools (6-8) - Eagle Ridge, Metcalf, Nicollet
  • One High School (9-12) – Burnsville High School
  • Burnsville- Eagan-Savage Alternative High School
Union Affiliation – Education Minnesota
Teachers’ Contract Status: Contract Settled 2017-19
Search Calendar:
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Selected candidates taken to the Board on: April 8, 2019
  • First round interviews on: April 9 and 10, 2019
  • Second round interviews on:  April 15, 16, 17, 2019
  • Position Begins: July 1, 2019
Compensation Package Offered: Regionally Competitive
District Website:
Application Process:
Apply through the website if you are interested in this position.
You will be asked to complete the online application and present a cover letter, resume, copies of graduate transcripts, at least four reference letters, and proof of certification to support your candidacy.