About Edina Public Schools

Edina Public Schools is a nationally recognized suburban public school district serving approximately 8,500 students.  The District includes six elementary schools (gr. K-5), two middle schools (gr. 6-8) and one high school (gr. 9-12).  The District also includes the award-winning Early Learning Center which provides early learning opportunities for children age 0-5 and Community Education Services providing programs and services for learners of all ages.

Our Mission and Vision

Edina Public Schools is a dynamic learning community delivering educational excellence and preparing all students to realize their full potential.  Through academics, activities, and opportunities, we encourage creativity, foster curiosity, and develop critical thinking skills.  We support every student’s educational journey by creating a caring and inclusive school culture that supports the whole student.

Our Vision is for each and every student to discover their possibilities and thrive.




The Board of Education is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the next Superintendent beginning July 1, 2021.



5701 Normandale Rd.

Edina, MN  55424  

952 848-3900


Advisors to the Board


Dr. Kenneth Dragseth   952 210-2790

Dr. David Clough    847 644-5556

Patty Phillips           651 357-0996

Lisa Anderson         952 210-9865



  1.  Possesses or is eligible for Minnesota Superintendent Licensure
  2. Successful and Significant Administrative Experience
  3. Possesses other qualifications as specified and required by the Board of Education

Salary:  Negotiable and highly competitive in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area


Our Teachers and Staff

  • 84% of EPS teachers have a master’s degree or higher
  • 61% of EPS teachers have been with the district for 10 years or more
  • 54 teachers are Nationally Board Certified in their field

Our Students and Performance

  • EPS ranked the top school for student success in Minnesota by USA Today
  • U.S. News ranked EHS in Top 10 Minnesota public, non-charter schools
  • 2020 #1 Best College Prep High School in Minnesota by
  • 2020 EHS in top 500 of America’s Best STEM High Schools by Newsweek
  • 27% of our students are students of color
  • Four-year graduation rate is 95.6%
  • ACT average Composite Score is 26.3

Our Community Support (2019 Survey of the Edina Community)

  • 93% say EPS provides a quality education
  • 87% give teachers highest ratings
  • 97% agree that EPS is high achieving and promotes excellence
  • 92% say they are proud of EPS and would recommend to friends
  • 89% say “I trust the School Board and Administration to do what is right for children in the district.”

Our Finances

  • Total General Fund Operating Budget         $123,248,833
  • Total Operating Budget         $135,315,992
  • Average Teacher Salary                       $75,489
  • Aaa Credit Rating by Moody’s – 1 in 3 in the state to receive this highest rating
  • 2019 Award for School Finance by the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Union Affiliation:                                                  Education Minnesota
  • Current Contract Ends:                                       June 30, 2021


Search Calendar (The Board reserves the right to extend or modify all dates.)

  • Accepting Applications through April 20, 2021
  • Selected Candidates taken to the Board April 26, 2021
  • First Interviews April 27-28, 2021
  • Finalist Interviews May 3-5, 2021
  • Superintendent named May 2021
  • Superintendent Begins Duties July 1, 2021


Application Process