Mr. Flisk has served in various roles in his 20 of years experience in the education field, including administrator, principal, coordinator of funded programs and teacher. Mr. Flisk comes to Minneapolis from Chicago Public Schools (CPS), where he most recently served as academy superintendent of Carver Military High School. His accomplishments include increasing the five-year graduation rate by 18 percent, increasing student attendance by two percent and improving the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rate to 91.6 percent. During his time at CPS, Mr. Flisk also served as area instruction officer and was responsible for instructional leadership and management of 28 schools where the achievement gap was reduced significantly among elementary-aged Latino and African American students.
Mr. Flisk holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from Chicago State University, a certificate of advanced study in administration from National-Louis University and a Master of Arts degree in education from Saint Xavier University. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.