At the Oct. 11 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Cindy Amoroso announced her intent to retire on June 30, 2019, at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
Amoroso was hired as assistant superintendent for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 in 2013 and named interim superintendent in 2017. She has spent more than 25 years as an educator, including elementary and secondary teaching, curriculum development, instructional leadership, and both school- and district-level leadership.
In making the announcement, Amoroso noted that she had long planned to retire at this time and that contributed to her decision to take a two-year interim contract to lead District 191.
“I was happy to have the opportunity to continue the work we were doing and establish Vision One91 as the culture of this community,” she said. “In my time here, our staff and community members have taken on the challenges of a bold vision and we’ve come out stronger and better together.”
Amoroso added that even though it was necessary for her to announce now, she has no intention of easing up in her work prior to June 30.
“It’s not in my nature to step back from what needs to be done,” she said. “Our staff, community, and most importantly, our students deserve my full attention, and I promise that they will have it.”
Board Chair Jim Schmid said he was thankful that Amoroso could provide stable leadership during a transformational period for District 191. It was just two years ago that Vision One91 was implemented, including grade configuration changes, start time changes, an infusion of technology at all levels, the adoption of the Pathways model at Burnsville High School and much more. With Amoroso’s leadership, the district continues to implement and fine tune the changes designed to better meet the needs One91 students.
The Board directed staff members to prepare a plan for conducting a search to replace Superintendent Amoroso. That plan will be presented at the Oct. 25 board meeting.