May 3

May 3, 2023

Dear ISD 748 Families and Staff,

I hope everyone is having a great last month of the school year.  I'm pleased to let you know that today the school board visited with Thomas "Tom" Lee, who is our pick to serve as interim superintendent for one year starting on July 1, 2023.  The school board plans to vote to approve a contract with Mr. Lee at our regular meeting on May 15.  

Mr. Lee is a retired superintendent who served in that role with Waseca Public Schools (District 829) from 2013 to 2020.  Since retiring in 2020, he has served in interim roles in multiple school districts, both as superintendent and principal.  We are excited to work with Mr. Lee and welcome him to Sartell-St. Stephen ISD 748.

If you're curious to get to know Mr. Lee further, a recording of the school board's chat with him at today's work session will be posted in the next few days at under the "Recordings/Live Streaming" tab.

The timeline for finding our next permanent superintendent has not changed.  The school board intends to conduct the search during the prime hiring season of late fall to early winter of 2023-24.  We will begin organizing the search process this summer.  As in the past, stakeholder input will be a vital part of this search.  We look forward to working in partnership with the community during this process.

Have an enjoyable summer!

Matt Moehrle
School Board Chair - ISD 748