Leadership

Superintendent’s Leadership Team: Roles and Responsibilities

Superintendent’s Leadership Team: Roles and Responsibilities
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Superintendent – Ed Graff


The superintendent of schools is responsible for leading all functions and processes for the school district. The superintendent is charged with working with all internal and external stakeholders to implement and execute core strategies that produce results across the school district. The superintendent sets the academic priorities of the school district and serves as the primary decision-maker and spokesperson for Minneapolis Public Schools.

Associate Supts

Deputy Chief of Academics, Leadership & Learning – Cecilia Saddler

The Deputy Chief of Academics, Leadership and Learning manages operational connections to support associate superintendents, principals and teaching staff in accelerating student achievement and overall school improvement that is aligned to the core values and academic goals of Acceleration 2020.

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Chief of Accountability, Innovation and Research – Eric Moore

The Chief of Accountability, Innovation, and Research provides leadership for the full scope of the Research, Evaluation, Accountability & Assessment (REAA) Department, including MPS executive decision-support through data analysis and interpretation and assuring that programs are in compliance with Federal, state, and local laws.

Ibrahima Diop

Chief Financial Officer – Ibrahima Diop

The chief financial officer leads the division of Finance, which is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the district. The chief provides leadership, direction and guidance in financial strategies and priorities. The Finance division umbrella includes Accounts Payable, Budget, Payroll, Purchasing, and Student Accounting Departments. Some of the responsibilities covered in these departments are monies for student-generated revenue, legislative allocations, budget accountability, annual budget tie-out process, fiscal auditing as well as grants management.

Maggie Sullivan

Chief Human Resources Officer – Maggie Sullivan

The Chief Human Resources Officer provides leadership for the full scope of functions provided by the Human Resources (HR) Division, including staffing, workforce planning, talent management, compensation, employee & labor relations, equal employment opportunity, benefits, risk management and insurance, professional development, and organizational change; provides advice and counsel on HR issues, interprets bargaining agreements, develops policies and procedures, manages division budgets and functions, and develops MPS human capital strategy to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Fadi Fadhil

Chief Information Officer – Fadi Fadhil

The chief information officer is responsible for the Information Technology strategy, computer systems, infrastructure, operations and deploying solutions that align with the district goals and objectives. Areas of focus include innovative use of technology to enhance, accelerate and transform student learning and academic achievement.

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Chief Operations Officer – Karen Devet 

The chief operating officer executes the operational priorities of the school district, providing leadership, direction and guidance in operational strategies. The chief oversees key operational functions of the school district including transportationnutrition services, safety and security, capital planning and construction, maintenance and operations.

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Chief of Staff – Suzanne Kelly

The chief of staff advises and supports the superintendent on day-to-day matters and creates a culture of high expectations that result in accelerated student achievement and improved school performance. The chief serves as a liaison between the superintendent and elected officials, stakeholders and MPS families.

Fadi Fadhil

General Counsel – Amy Moore

The general counsel provides advice and counsel for the school board and MPS executive management on legal matters concerning the school district. The general counsel represents the school district in legal proceedings, litigation, court appearances, hearings and other disputes. The school district’s lead attorney also manages staff and contract attorneys and oversees policy development for the school district. The general counsel reports to the superintendent and school board.

Carla Steinbach

Associate Superintendent – Carla Steinbach 

The associate superintendent is responsible for creating and modeling a culture of high expectations and providing ongoing support and oversight to school building leaders. The associate superintendent works with school communities to create the necessary conditions that result in dramatic and accelerated student achievement, closing the achievement gap and improving overall school performance.

Schools served: Anthony, Anwatin, Edison, Fair, Field, Franklin, Henry, Heritage, Justice Page, Longfellow, North, Northeast Middle School, Olson, Roosevelt, Sanford, South, Southwest, Washburn, Wellstone.

Associate Supts

Associate Superintendent – Ron Wagner 

The associate superintendent is responsible for creating and modeling a culture of high expectations and providing ongoing support and oversight to school building leaders. The associate superintendent works with school communities to create the necessary conditions that result in dramatic and accelerated student achievement, closing the achievement gap and improving overall school performance.

Schools served: Andersen, Anishinabe, Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Burroughs, Green Central, Hale, Hall, Jefferson, Jenny Lind, Kenny, Kenwood, Loring, Lucy Laney, Lyndale, Nellie Stone Johnson, Northrop, Pratt, Sullivan, Waite Park

Brian Zambrino

Associate Superintendent – Brian Zambreno 

The associate superintendent is responsible for creating and modeling a culture of high expectations and providing ongoing support and oversight to school building leaders. The associate superintendent works with school communities to create the necessary conditions that result in dramatic and accelerated student achievement, closing the achievement gap and improving overall school performance.

Schools served: Armatage, Bancroft, Barton, Cityview, Dowling, Emerson, Folwell, Hiawatha, Hmong International Academy, Howe, Keewaydin, Lake Harriet Lower, Lake Harriet Upper, Marcy, Pillsbury, Seward, Sheridan, Webster, Wenonah, Whittier, Windom.

 

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