February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

This update from School Board Chair Tricia Meling about the superintendent search process was sent to ISD 748 staff and families:


Sartell-St. Stephen families:

At our meeting last night (February 26), the school board selected four semi-finalists to interview for the school district’s superintendent position. The semi-finalists are:

  • Kevin Grover, Superintendent - International Falls Public Schools, MN
  • Dr. Michael Rivard, Assistant Superintendent - St. Cloud Area School District, MN
  • Timothy Rohweder, High School Principal - Proctor Public Schools, MN
  • Dr. Kurt Stumpf, Superintendent - Pequot Lakes Public Schools, MN

A reminder that if you would like to provide feedback on the second round of interviews on Monday, March 11, please complete this Interest Form before Friday, March 1 at 5p: www.isd748.org/March11_interest. Details about the online tool used for feedback are below.

The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of applicants based on criteria established by the school board, as well as survey input provided by Sartell-St. Stephen stakeholders. We are grateful to the Sartell-St. Stephen staff, families, and community for the input they shared in our stakeholder survey held earlier this year. Their input has been crucial to make sure the most qualified candidate is selected for our district. We also appreciate the continued guidance and support from the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) during the selection process.

New schedule for First Round Interviews on March 6 & 7
The school board has scheduled in person only interviews open to the public for the semi-finalists on March 6 and March 7 at Sartell High School in Watab 101 and 102). Interviews will not be livestreamed or recorded. Please be aware of a change in schedule:

  • The school board's call to order will be 5:20p
  • Interviews will start at 5:30p (they were scheduled previously to start at 4:15p)

March 11 Interest Form
There is an opportunity for public input during the second round of interviews on Monday, March 11 at 4:15pm at Sartell High School (in Watab 101 and 102). Those randomly selected by MSBA will receive access to an online tool at the second round of interviews. This online tool is for ISD 748 staff, parents/guardians, and community members to provide feedback about each candidate’s strengths and opportunities for growth. MSBA will notify those randomly chosen the week of March 4. Please indicate your interest in sharing this feedback by completing the form below by Friday, March 1 at 5p:

For additional information about the superintendent search, please visit www.isd748.org/superintendent_search.

Thank you--

Tricia Meling
School Board Chair