Superintendent Search

  • Superintendent Search Anoka-Hennepin Schools

    The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is working in partnership to identify both an interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year and a long-term superintendent beginning July 1, 2023, with School Exec Connect, a search and consulting firm that specializes in supporting school boards in recruiting and evaluating candidates for leadership positions such as superintendents, central office administrators and principals. The firm has both a local and national reach and also supported Anoka-Hennepin Schools in the last superintendent search process in 2014.

    Anoka-Hennepin Schools is committed to ensuring effective communication throughout the search process. The district will maintain information on this webpage as an information portal on the search process moving forward.


Leadership profile

  • The School Board identified a leadership profile indicating preferred skills, qualifications and character traits desired for the permanent superintendent position after an interim superintendent is named. The leadership profile will be published and shared with potential candidates to inform and identify that they are a good fit for Anoka-Hennepin Schools prior to applying and participating in the interview process.

    The superintendent profile was developed by School Exec Connect in response to extensive community feedback and input during the summer and fall of 2022.  

  • Profile desired of next Anoka-Hennepin superintendent

Superintendent search community survey

  • Community and stakeholder feedback is an essential element to a successful search for a new superintendent. Please provide your input for consideration. All replies will remain anonymous. Feedback was collected through Oct. 4, 2022.

School district news updates

  • Dec. 7, 2022: Cory McIntyre named next superintendent of Anoka-Hennepin Schools

  • Dec. 6, 2022: Finalist interviews for superintendent begin; tenth superintendent in Anoka-Hennepin Schools history expected to be named Dec. 7

  • Nov. 30, 2022: Finalists selected, full-day interviews set in the Anoka-Hennepin superintendent search

  • Nov. 28, 2022: School Board approves candidates; Superintendent interviews to take place Nov. 29, 30

  • Nov. 23, 2022: Superintendent interviews scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 28

  • Sept. 16, 2022: Community Meetings for Superintendent Search input set for Sept. 27

  • Sept. 12, 2022: School Board invites stakeholder input in the search for a new superintendent

  • Aug. 23, 2022: Superintendent application process

  • June 14, 2022: Dr. Kate Maguire named Anoka-Hennepin Schools interim superintendent for 2022-23

  • June 13, 2022: Interviews set for three interim superintendent candidates

  • June 9, 2022: Interim Superintendent interviews to take place June 13 and 14

  • May 18, 2022: School Board identifies timeline to name interim superintendent for 2022-23 school year

  • May 13, 2022: Anoka-Hennepin School Board begins Superintendent Search, to include interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year

  • May 6, 2022: Anoka-Hennepin School Board begins Superintendent Search