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MW Savage Supply List for 2017-18

Posted on June 14, 2017

 

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KINDERGARTEN
PLEASE DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES WITH STUDENTS NAME
  • 24 Pencil #2 Yellow woodcase - sharpened
  • 3 Crayola Crayons 24 Count
  • 18 Small Glue Stick Washable purple dries clear
  • 2 Crayola Washable Markers Classic Colors Broad Tip - 8 count
  • 2 Crayola Washable Markers Classic Colors Fine tip - 8 count
  • 1 Spiral Notebook, 8 x 11, 70 page, wide-rul
  • 1 Baggie-Last name (A-K quart size/L-Z gallon size)
  • 1 Fiskars Scissors Blunt 5”
  • 1 Composition Notebook
  • 3 Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker Chisel Tip Black
  • 1 Large Box of Facial Tissues – Puffs or Kleenex
  • 1 Disinfecting Wipes Pop-Up Canister Bleach Free
  • Backpack  - no wheels
  • $30.00 Cash or check donation payable to MWS for snacks, folder binder, parties and memory book
 
FIRST GRADE
PLEASE DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES WITH STUDENTS NAME
  • 1 Dry Erase Board – Dual Sided and lined, 9” x 12”
  • 4 Eraser Pink
  • 24 Pencil #2 Ticonderoga Pencils - sharpened
  • 1 White Glue, 4 ounce, Elmer's washable
  • 20 Glue Stick – Elmer's, washable, small, purple, dries clear
  • 6 Paper Two Pocket Folder w/Clasp, Solid colors
  • 3 Disinfecting wipes Pop-up
  • 1 Box (quart size) Ziploc Freezer Bags
  • 1 Scissors – pointed 5”
  • 1 Box (gallon Size) Ziploc Freezer Bags
  • 3 Crayola Crayons - 24 count
  • 2 Crayola Washable Markers Classic Colors Broad Tip - 8 count
  • 1 Plastic Pencil Box (approx.   5" x 8")
  • 1 Crayola Washable Watercolor Paints with brush - 8 count
  • 2 Spiral Notebook, 8 x 11, 70 page, wide rule, RED
  • 2 Large Box of Facial Tissues 
  • 8 Expo Dry Erase Marker - low-odor, chisel tip, black
  • 1 Dry Erase or White Board Eraser 5”
  • 1 Backpack and 1 pair tennis shoes (if they don’t wear everyday)
  • 3 Self Stick Notes, Yellow, 100 ct, 3” x 3”
  • $10.00 Cash or Check donation payable to MWS for  Supplies and events
 
SECOND GRADE
PLEASE DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES WITH STUDENTS NAME
  • 1 Disinfecting wipes
  • 36 Pencil #2 Dixon Ticonderoga
  • 1 Crayola washable watercolor paints with brush- 8 count
  • 4 Pink erasers
  • 3 Paper Two Pocket Folder w/out clasp, Blue, Red, Green
  • 9 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Crayons 24 ct.
  • 1 Washable Markers Classic Colors, Broad Tip - 8 count
  • 1 Hard Plastic Pencil Box (approx.   5" x 8")
  • 1 Spiral Notebook, 8 x 11, 70 page, wide rule, blue
  • 1 Spiral Notebook, 8 x 11, 70 page, wide rule, red
  • 3 Large Box of Facial Tissues
  • 4 Expo Dry Erase Marker - low-odor
  • 1 Composition Notebook, wide rule, b & w marble 100 ct.
  • 1 Box - Ziploc Freezer Bags - Gallon size
  • 1 Dry Eraser or clean old sock
  • 1 Ruler-wooden, standard & metric w/holes 12”
  • 2 8oz Hand Sanitizer with pump
  • $5.00 cash Donation for additional supplies or projects
 
GRADES 3-5: Please label all supplies with student’s name.  For those grade levels requiring fees, there are scholarships available upon request.
 
THIRD GRADE
  • 36 Pencil #2 Pencils- sharpened
  • 4 Folders  without clasp, 1 yellow, 1 red,1 gr.1 blue
  • 1 Crayola Crayons - 24 count
  • 4 Spiral Notebook, 8 x 11, 70 page, wide rule (1 ea. RD, BL, YL, GN)
  • 2 Large Box of Facial Tissues-Puffs or Kleenex
  • 1 Crayola Colored Pencils, full length - 24 count, sharpened
  • 1 Plastic Pencil Box (apprx. 5" x 8")
  • 1 Scissors, Fiskars-pointed 5”
  • 1 Glue Stick-6pack
  • 8 Expo Dry Erase Marker - low-odor, chisel tip
  • 1 Composition Notebook, wide rule, b & w marble 100 ct.
  • 1 Crayola Washable Markers Classic Colors, Broad tip - 8 count
  • 1 Highlighter-Chisel tip, Yellow
  • Optional Classroom Donations:  post-it-notes, Clorox wipes, quart size Ziploc bags
 
FOURTH GRADE
  • 2 Papermate Flair black felt tip pens medium point
  • 1 Large Box of Facial Tissues-Puffs or Kleenex
  • 24 Pencils #2 Yellow, woodcase, sharpened
  • 1 Scissors, Fiskar's-pointed 5”
  • 1 Crayola Colored Pencils, full length - 12  count, sharpened
  • 3 Glue Stick – Elmer's, Large, Washable, purple, dries clear
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener with receptacle
  • 3 Expo Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 White Board Eraser
  • 2 Package of Notebook 3 hole Filler Paper - wide rule, 150 ct.
  • 2 Ball point pens
  • 1 Ruler - plastic, Standard & Metric, 12” with holes
  • 2 Highlighters in different colors
  • 2 Plastic two pocket folders
  • 1 Three ring-binder, 1.5 size
  • 3 Paper Two Pocket Folders
  • 4 Pack of Post-It Notes, 1.5x2"
  • 5 Spiral notebooks, wide rule, 70 ct. 
  • 1 Public Library Card accessible
  • $10.00 Cash or check donation payable to MWS for Time For Kids and Assignment Notebook
 
FIFTH GRADE
  • 3 Spiral notebooks- wide rule, 70 ct., (1 each: red, blue, yellow)
  • 1 1”, 3-D Ring clearview durable binder
  • 4 Glue Stick – Elmer's, Small, Washable, purple, dries clear
  • 2 Large Box Facial Tissue - Puffs or Kleenex
  • 1 Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser
  • 1 Crayola Washable Markers Classic Colors, broad tip - 8 count
  • 2 Crayola Colored Pencils, full-length - 12 count, sharpened
  • 12 Pencil #2 Yellow, woodcase, Sharpened
  • 1 Self- Stick Notes - 3" x 3", 100 count, 1 package of 12 pads
  • 3 Ball point pen, green, red, blue (for correcting)
  • 4 Highlighters - one each of yellow, orange, pink and blue
  • 1 Black Sharpie (fine tip)
  • 1 Black Sharpie (extra-fine tip)
  • 2 Expo Dry Erase Marker - low-odor, chisel tip, black
  • 1 Dry Erase or White Board Eraser
  • 1 Package of Notebook 3 hole Filler Paper - wide rule, 150 ct.
  • 1 Composition Notebook
  • 1 Container of Disinfecting Wipes
  • 1 Plastic pencil case
  • 1 Ruler-plastic, standard & metric, 12” with holes
  • 1 Scissors, pointed 7”
  • 1 Pair Tennis Shoes (if they don’t wear everyday)
  • $12.00 Cash or Check Donation payable to MWS for planner, Pocket dividers and Time For Kids subscription.
 
No Trapper Keepers Please!
No Mechanical Pencils Please!
 
 
 
 

 

Tagged supply list, marion w savage, 2017-18

BHS Students Entering Military Recognized by Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Posted on June 13, 2017

Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) recognized Burnsville High School seniors who have made military commitments on June 6 during a Burnsville City Council meeting and at a reception at the Dan Patch American Legion in Savage.


Six of the 13 Burnsville High School students who are entering the military posed for a picture with members of the Burnsville City Council, Burnsville Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and representatives from the city of Savage, city of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, U.S. Marine Auxiliary, Burnsville VFW, and U.S. Marine Recruiting Office.

Thirteen students from Burnsville, Eagan and Savage have made commitments – four to the U.S. Marine Corps and nine to the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Individuals entering the U.S. Marines include Jason Chappell, Burnsville; William Hajduch, Savage; Jeckson Hernandez Diaz, Burnsville; and Dawson Skavnak, Burnsville.

Individuals entering the Minnesota Army National Guard include Alexander Garlington, Burnsville; Shane Kerwin, Savage; Jackson Grey, Savage; Kiera Wilson, Burnsville; Jared Shearer, Savage; Jean Lain, Burnsville; Malacai Bailey, Savage; Corey McGovern, Burnsville, and Fabrizio Cuartas, Eagan.

Mike Huddleston, coordinator for Burnsville BTYR, noted that the organization decided to honor the BHS students because they have raised their hands to serve their community and country.

“This is the second year in a row that we’ve done this and it’s a great thing,” he said.

During the City Council meeting, the students were given a $75 gift card, a Yellow Ribbon pin and a gift bag. The Burnsville VFW, Burnsville American Legion, Burnsville Lions and Burnsville BTYR provided donations that went toward the gift cards and gift bags.

The U.S. Marine Auxiliary and Dan Patch American Legion provided donations for the reception for the students and their families. Representatives from Scott County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon also participated. The Dan Patch American Legion provided the young soldiers with complimentary one-year memberships and American flags.

BTYR is a state-wide network of a diverse group of citizens and community leaders uniting key areas within local communities to leverage existing support activities, build awareness, and act to recognize and support veterans, service members and military families.

 
Posted in Achievement | Tagged bhs, beyond the yellow ribbon, city of burnsville, burnsville lions, dan patch american legion, us marines, mn national guard

Summer tech support for student Chromebooks

Posted on June 10, 2017

Any problems with student Chromebooks over the summer should be fixed only by district technology support. Do not take your Chromebook to another repair place. 

You can make an appointment on the Summer Chromebook Support Calendar.

Hours: 8-11 am on Mondays and Thursdays

Location: BHS Media Center

Posted in Vision One91 | Tagged technology, support, chromebooks, bhs, BAHS

Gideon Pond Elementary has new accessible playground with support from the community

Posted on June 9, 2017

Gideon Pond Playground Ribbon Cutting

ALL children can now enjoy a new playground at Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville that was installed over the summer and officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 8.

The truly inclusive and barrier-free playground is the first of its kind in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and the City of Burnsville. It includes pieces that are easily accessible and safe for students of all ability levels.

"The partnership between the community and Gideon Pond is felt in every heart, mind, and corner of our school,” said Principal Chris Bellmont. “This playground, located beautifully in the heart of Burnsville, sends both a symbolic and practical message of inclusion, innovation, excellence and dedication to students -- cornerstones of Gideon Pond Elementary and District 191."  

Fundraising for an accessible playground, which has been going on for a couple of years, got big boost last spring with a $50,000 donation from U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings. The organizations are awarding grants to projects that create or renovate parks, playgrounds and sports facilities in Minnesota communities.

Students, parents and staff members had an outdoor celebration on the last day of school on June 8 as the check was delivered. Representatives of U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings mascot Viktor were special guests at the event.

“We believe in the power of play to connect and enrich our communities,” said U.S. Bank Twin Cities Market President Phillip Trier. “We’re excited to break ground on this next round of projects, each of which creates opportunities for kids to learn, grow and make memories.”

Other donors include the Gideon Pond Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), the Burnsville Lions Club, Intermediate District 917 and individuals. District 191 funds have also been used.

 

 

 
Posted in Community, Parents | Tagged gideon pond, inclusive playground, pto, US Bank, mn vikings, donation, business partnerships, chris bellmont

District 191 students are winners of city essay contest

Posted on June 7, 2017

There’s lots to love about Burnsville, according to third-grade students, especially the playgrounds, schools, library and people.

A total of 175 students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 shared their love for their home town in an essay contest.

As part of “I Love Burnsville” week in June each year, the City of Burnsville invites third-grade students to complete the statement “I Love Burnsville because…..”

“Burnsville is a great city,” wrote Hubert Nguyen, a student at William Byrne Elementary. “I’m very happy I live here. There is no place better than Burnsville.”

2017 I Love Burnsville Essay

The Burnsville City Council, along with Marty Kelly from contest sponsor Firefly Credit Union, reviewed entries and selected the winners. The three winning students read their essays out loud at the Burnsville City Council meeting on June 6. View their essays at www.burnsville.org/essay.

The 2017 winners of the 10th Annual 3rd Grade essay contest sponsored by Firefly Credit Union are:

  • Efrata Eschete, Sioux Trail Elementary (Teacher: Christine Peterson)
  • Samira Mohamed, William Byrne Elementary (Teacher: Kirenza Cooper)
  • Aisha Hassan, Sioux Trail Elementary (Teacher: Sonia Boche)

Honorable Mention:

  • Greta Dickhausen, Gideon Pond Elementary (Teacher: Andrea Traetow)
  • Hubert Nguyen, William Byrne Elementary (Teacher: Crystal Tomala)  

Essay winners were awarded $50 from Firefly Credit Union and their school received an additional $50 donation to be used in the child’s name for a useful purpose. Honorable mentions each received $25.

Posted in Student Success, Community | Tagged sioux trail, william byrne, gideon pond

Speech therapist receives Inclusive Education Practices Award

Posted on June 5, 2017

Karie Spry is the recipient of the Inclusive Education Practices Award for the 2016-17 school year in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. She is a speech therapist with the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program at Diamondhead Education Center, working with some of the youngest learners in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

The award was created by the District 191 Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to recognize staff members who are fostering meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities in classrooms and extracurricular activities, according to Stephanie Corbey, the executive director of Individualized Student Services. SEAC (comprised of parents, community members, school staff and administrators) advises the special education department on policy and program planning.

Spry was nominated by a parent who wrote that Spry helped her child, who is delayed with speech, build friendships and feel accepted in his class. “She [Spry] shows leadership by helping classmates understand that my son belongs just as much as all the other students, and that he can be a good friend,” wrote the mother.

Spry delivers instruction at a totally individualized level for the child. “Karie  has worked with his teachers so that my son is able to participate in every aspect of the general classroom,” wrote the mother

Spry also helped the child gain perseverance, and introduced him to software that can help him communicate his needs and wants when he is frustrated and can’t find the words to express what he’s feeling.

“I have seen my child with huge smiles when he is able to get me to understand what he tells me,” wrote the mother. “Karie has played a huge role in that.”

Spry said she’s always been interested in inclusion because all students benefit from it.

Corbey said that others nominated for the award this year were:

  • Barbara Borer, principal of Rahn Elementary
  • Keith French and Molly Holmes, band directors at Burnsville High School
  • Randy Geditz, special education teacher at Metcalf Middle School,
  • Jake Knox, special education teacher at Burnsville High School
  • Sue Fechner and Julie Knudsen, teachers at Sky Oaks Elementary.
  • Lori Henke, Joanna Jordan, Paula Leach, Susan Muelebroeck, Holly Peterson and Melissa Roeske, members of the Early Childhood Special Education team at ECSE,
  • Bev Price, Burnsville Police school resource officer at Nicollet Middle School,
  • Maria Ruhland, literacy interventionist at Sky Oaks Elementary, and
  • Kerry Stone, special education teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School.

This was the sixth year of the award. Previous recipients are Mark Riggs at Burnsville High School, Leanne Banks at Eagle Ridge Junior High, Barbara Gierada at William Byrne Elementary, and Lori Haggerty with Tiny Tots preschool at Rahn Elementary, and Toni Adedeji at Sioux Trail Elementary.  

Posted in Achievement | Tagged special education, inclusion, speech therapist

Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl ends a successful year with a tie for 41st place at national tournament

Posted on June 5, 2017

Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl tied for 41st place at its fourth consecutive National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) High School National Championship in Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend.

A Team pictured from left; Les Moffitt, Blake Andert, Connor Van Dorpe, Nick Schatz and Justin Jasperse (alternate player). Not pictured is Matthew Fischer.
B team pictured from left; Trang Truong, Spencer Robinson, Bailey Pekar, Justin Jasperse and Griffin Rozek.
C team pictured from left; Connor Hume, Alyssa Ford, Kit Chow and Joe Schatz. Not pictured is Chance Persons.

Two BHS teams qualified to participate in the championship and the school was awarded a third team when another qualifier dropped out of the event. Out of 304 teams competing, Burnsville A finished in a tie for 41st place with Wayzata A, the highest finish for any school in the state.  Burnsville B finished in 232nd and Burnsville C finished 283rd.

On the first day of playoffs, Burnsville A finished 6-4, moving on to the second round for the second straight year. The team earned a bye in the first round for having one of the highest points per match. In the second round of playoffs, Burnsville faced Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s C Team from Virginia. Burnsville A defeated Thomas Jefferson C 260-165, advancing to the third round of playoffs. In the third round, Burnsville faced Homestead High School from California. Homestead defeated and eliminated Burnsville 360-225. Ultimately, Homestead finished in a tie for 9th place in the tournament.  

Burnsville’s A Team was comprised of seniors Blake Andert and Connor Van Dorpe, and juniors Matthew Fischer and Nick Schatz.

Burnsville B finished 4-6, their best performance at a national championship meet. The B team was comprised of seniors Spencer Robinson, Griffin Rozek and Trang Truong, and juniors Justin Jasperse and Bailey Pekar.

Burnsville C finished 3-7, tying their best performance, which occurred the prior year. Seniors Kit Chow, Alyssa Ford and Connor Hume, ninth grader Chance Persons, and eighth grader Joe Schatz competed on the C Team.  

Nearly 1,500 students participated in the tournament. According to NAQT statistics, Burnsville players to finish in the top half of tournament scorers include Justin Jasperse (197th place), Blake Andert (242), Trang Truong (381), Matthew Fischer and Nick Schatz (450), Connor Van Dorpe (558), Connor Hume (634) and Kit Chow (697).  

Each of the four years it has qualified, Burnsville has improved on its’ performance at the national championship.

Les Moffitt, quiz bowl coach, hopes that Burnsville will continue the strong tradition it has created and improve its overall finish again next year.

“Our current group of seniors is really a special group,” Moffitt said after the championship tournament. “We are losing a number of very good players and a lot of team depth that we will have to work to replace. It is certainly tough to see them leave.”

Moffitt also noted that he is exceptionally proud of the “family atmosphere” that has developed within the program.

“The kids really get along with well with each other,” he said. “They hang out together in and outside of school. They care about their teammates and have created a culture of excellence and learning.”  

Quiz Bowl is a competitive activity where teams of four compete to answer questions as quickly as possible. Question topics range across a number of subjects, including pop culture, arts, music, geography, history, math, science and literature. Teams can qualify for the national championship by finishing in the top fifteen percent of most tournaments during the season.

Complete tournament results can be found at www.NAQT.com.

 
Posted in Academics, Student Success | Tagged bhs, quiz bowl, les moffitt, NAQT, national championship

Community invited to farewell event for Superintendent Gothard

Posted on June 2, 2017

A farewell gathering for Superintendent Joe Gothard will take place in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on Thursday, June 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

Community members are invited to stop by and say goodbye to Gothard, who will become superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools on July 1.

A brief program, led by Board of Education Chairperson Abigail Alt, will take place at 4:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the school’s new learning commons and technology plaza. Visitors can park on the west side of the school, off Portland Avenue.

Gothard has been superintendent in District 191 since 2013. The Board is negotiating with Assistant Superintendent Cindy Amoroso to become interim superintendent beginning July 1.

Posted in Community, Parents | Tagged joe gothard

Foundation 191 awards grants to 20 proposals

Posted on May 26, 2017

The Foundation 191 Board of Directors recently announced grant awards for the 2017-18 school year in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

Foundation 191 logoStephen Fiebiger, president of the not-for-profit foundation, announced that 20 grants, totaling over $9,800, were awarded to recipients representing preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, special education and community education. Since its inception in 2005, Foundation 191 has provided more than $100,000 in grants and in-kind contributions to supplement and enhance students’ experiences. See list of recipients below.

Foundation 191 also sponsors Senior Awards Night at Burnsville High School where graduating seniors receive college scholarships through the Community Scholarship Program. More than $89,500 was awarded at this year’s ceremony. 

The group raises funds through donations, sponsoring the Dan Patch Days Fun Run, an annual golf tournament and a Grapes and Grains event at Ames Center. Information about the organization and these events can be found at www.Foundation191.org.

These grants were approved for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Eagle Ridge Middle School Service Club – Engage students and community, $150.
  • Harriet Bishop Elementary School Service – Focus on service day and Ronald McDonald House project, $150.
  • Classcraft – “Gamifying the Classroom” – Online role playing game utilizing Chromebooks at Eagle Ridge Middle School, $100.
  • Coding/Programming Unplugged Activities - fundamentals of computer programming at Sioux Trail Elementary School, $204.89
  • Poly Hockey program equipment – special needs classes & Community Education, $500.
  • Engineering Awesomeness Events – host three student engineering events to get kids excited about STEM and robotics - Burnsville High School Robotics, $750.
  • First Graders Today, Leaders Tomorrow – Students track world events – Sioux Trail Elementary School, $340.
  • Math Mites Fourth Grade Competition for all 10 elementary schools – Sioux Trail Elementary School, $940.
  • Billy Band Love to Read Books Packs – To motivate reluctant and emerging second graders,  Hidden Valley Elementary School, $239.98
  • Sky Fliers – Promote student leadership for facilitating activities – Sky Oaks Elementary School, $1,013.20
  • Lights, Camera, Action – camera equipment to produce newscasts at Nicollet Middle School, $375.
  • Buddy Bench – To promote inclusion at recess so no one is left out, Sioux Trail Elementary School, $1,250.
  • Giving Garden Shed – Concrete base for equipment storage shed, Burnsville High School, $500.
  • Bowls for Brainpower – Sponsor Brainpower in a BackPack and ceramic bowls for food sent home in back packs, Burnsville High School, $850.
  • 191 Discover Swim – Swimming lessons for students with greatest need following American Red Cross standards, Hidden Valley at Eagle Ridge - Community Education, $500.
  • Puppet Pals – Early childhood education learning with help of classroom puppet ECFE, Tiny Tots, Ready to Grown & Learn, $500.
  • Math Games for Fun Home Learning – Games for kindergartners and families to enhance learning at school and at home, William Byrne Elementary School, $250.
  • Latino Parent and Student Engagement – Enrich opportunities and events for Latino students and families, BHS, Nicollet, Metcalf and Eagle Ridge Middle Schools, $400.
  • Whaletale Publishing Center – Students in K-5 write and publish books, Marion W. Savage Elementary School, $500.
  • School Garden & Landscaping – Students update and maintain garden and landscaping at school and grow vegetables, Metcalf Middle School, $250.  
Posted in Community, Academics, Activities | Tagged Foundation 191, eagle ridge, harriet bishop, sioux trail, marion w savage, bhs, sky oaks, nicollet, william byrne, metcalf, community education, tiny tots, grants

Board approves two-year contract with new interim superintendent

Posted on May 26, 2017

Cindy AmorosoCindy Amoroso will serve as interim superintendent for the next two years following unanimous approval of her new contract by the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Board of Education on May 25.

Amoroso was hired by current Superintendent Joe Gothard and began as assistant superintendent on July 1, 2013. She begins in her new role on July 1 and will continue until June 30, 2019. Gothard is leaving on June 30 to lead St. Paul Public Schools.

“A two-year contract offers us all continuity over time, with Cindy guiding, advising and leading us along our path, as defined by Vision One91,” said Board Chair Abigail Alt. “On behalf of the board, we are pleased to have the opportunity to find a leader like Cindy from within our own ranks, with the talent, knowledge and familiarity of One91 necessary to move us forward with our work.”

Alt praised Amoroso’s leadership in areas including school improvement, student supports, and principal development.

Amoroso’s familiarity with District 191 was an important factor in selecting her. “The Board is committed to Vision One91, the work to redesign the district to meet the needs of today’s learners, and we want the momentum for it to continue,” said Alt. “Cindy has been involved with all aspects of Vision One91 and will be the leader who can continue to move the district forward.”

“In my dealings with Cindy, she is ever a champion of all students,” said Alt. “Her dedication and experience speaks to the continuity and consistency that this board seeks in completing this phase of our Strategic Roadmap.”

Amoroso has nearly 30 years of experience in education, including as a teacher and building-level administrator. Prior to joining District 191, she was the director of curriculum and instruction at Mankato Area Public Schools. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a specialist degree in educational administration, as well as a Minnesota superintendent’s license. She’s also licensed as a secondary English teacher, elementary teacher and principal.

As interim superintendent, Amoroso will be the district's chief executive officer and will be responsible for the oversight of operations and decisions in the district, in the same capacity as a superintendent would be, said Alt. She will have a salary of $179,000 the first year and $184,000 the second year.

Tagged cindy amoroso, interim superintendent, Abigail Alt, Vision One91

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