Superintendent Search

Willie Jett to be Next Superintendent

02/28/13 - Thank you to all students, staff, parents and community members who participated in the meetings with the Superintendent candidates over the past few days. Your involvement and input was invaluable. The School Board unanimously decided on Willie Jett, who has accepted the offer. They will begin contract negotiations soon!

The final three candidates were:

Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent, Proviso Township High School District in Illinois- This candidate is in her fifth year as a Superintendent in a 5,000 student high school district.  She is a specialist in curriculum and change process for improved student achievement.  She has been in two of the United States’ recognized districts for high achievement and raising achievement. 

Willie Jett, Assistant Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools- This candidate is currently serving as assistant superintendent in a 40,000 student urban district.  His prior experience includes several years as principal of a diverse, suburban high school, along with several years as an assistant principal and teacher.


Dr. Michael Funk, Superintendent, Albert Lea Public Schools- This candidate is serving in his 4th year as superintendent in a mid-sized District.  His career path includes being a superintendent in a smaller school district.  He is also an officer in the MN National Guard.