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ISD 279 School Board Selects New Superintendent

Feb 24, 2019 05:59PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Osseo Area Schools - ISD 279

At a special ISD 279 School Board meeting Feb. 23, Cory McIntyre was selected as the "preferred candidate for superintendent of Osseo Area Schools", according to the ISD 279 website.

 The board selection process included "approving a superintendent profile based on community input; hiring a professional search firm; conducting two rounds of school board interviews; and offering multiple stakeholder question and answer sessions and public presentations," according to the ISD 279 website.

In addition to earning a superintendent license from the University of Minnesota, McIntyre has a master’s degree in education and a specialist certificate in school psychology as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology. He currently is an associate superintendent in the Anoka-Hennepin School District and previously worked at North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale along with other instate and out-of-state schools. 

As part of the selection process, ISD 279 Board Chair Ostaffe and Vice Chair Jessica Craig were authorized to enter into contract negotiations with McIntyre.

Once "successful contract negotiations" are completed, it is anticipated McIntyre will start as superintendent July 2019. 

The search for a new superintendent has spanned nearly a year following the announcement of Kate Maguire's retirement in June 2018

After an initial round of superintendent interviews was unsuccessful before her retirement, the board named Dr. Kim Riesgraf as interim superintendent July 1 through Sept. 30, 2018 and Dr. Jim Bauck from Oct. 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

The search of a permanent, new superintendent resumed in November 2018. 

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