ISD 318 Superintendent Search
Fall 2019
The ISD 318 School Board has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm, to assist with the search for a new superintendent. Board members want you to be informed of the process that we will be following as we conduct the search for a new superintendent. Additionally, we hope that you will give your input to assist us in making the best selection possible.

To begin the process, the School Exec Connect consultants, Mr. Robert (Bob) Ostlund and Ms. Patricia (Patty) Phillips met with Board members, school staff, parents, students and community members individually and in focus groups determine the challenges, strengths, goals of our district and characteristics and skills necessary in a superintendent. Using this information, along with community responses to an online survey, School Exec Connect presented a a profile of the skills and characteristics desired in the next superintendent to the School Board.

The position will be open for application through January 17th, 2020. On January 21st, the Board and consultants will meet to review and select candidates to be initially interviewed. The Board will interview five to seven recommended candidates on January 22nd and 24th and narrow the field to two or three finalists. The next round of individual interviews will occur on January 27th, 28th and 29th (if necessary). Each candidate will be invited for an all day interview process including open forums that will be available to staff, students and community members and a final formal Board interview. The Board will ask staff, students and community to provide input into the selection. You will be able to do this by participating in an open question and answer session with each candidate and completing a feedback form to be shared with the Board. We plan to act on the new superintendent’s contract in February. 

Please feel free to contact Bob Ostlund (612-308-8997) or Patty Phillips (651-357-0996)  if you have any questions regarding the search. We look forward to your assistance in this search process and believe that your input will help us make the best possible choice for your next superintendent.

School Board, Independent School District 318

Pat Medure, Chair
Molly Miskovich, Clerk
Malissa Bahr Treasurer 
David Marty, Director
Tom Peltier, Director
Sue Zeige, Director