Dr. Theresa Battle began her position as Superintendent of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on July 1, 2019.
“I am excited to be joining the District 191 community to build on the great work that is already being done,” Battle said. “As I've started to get to know the district, it’s clear that there is a deep passion and commitment to success for each student."
Dr. Battle’s previous experience includes district leadership roles in Minneapolis Public Schools and Osseo Public Schools, and most recently as assistant superintendent for St. Paul Public Schools. She started her career in education as a teacher and has also held leadership roles at the school building level and for curriculum and instruction. She holds a doctorate in education and masters of arts degree from the University of Minnesota.
Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle is fortunate enough to get to see inside schools every week, witnessing firsthand the brilliance of our students, the creativity and professionalism of our teachers, and the dedication of all our staff.
Reading is the foundation for learning. There is no more important skill for young people to develop to help them grow and be successful in their future. That’s why we spend more time on literacy than anything else in our elementary schools. It’s why we spent years selecting our elementary literacy curriculum and framework and years again to make sure it is implemented well.
Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle shares how District 191 is accelerating student learning, growth in 2021-22.