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Chair of the board

Friday, March 30, 2012

Melissa Krull ’82, has been selected by the Board of School Superintendents (BOSS) to serve as chair of the board in Minnesota. Her selection was announced in November.

BOSS was formed to elevate the status of school district educational leaders, a key initiative of U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan.

Krull recently served as superintendent from May 2002-Sept. 2011 for Independent School District 272, a school district of 10,000 students in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Krull is recognized nationally for her high caliber leadership and her ability to guide changes in a school system to meet the learning needs of all learners. She intentionally moved away from system complacency and drove change in her school community to achieve significant gains for students.

Krull earned her undergraduate degrees at St. Cloud State University and her master’s degree in education and her Doctorate of Philosophy Education, Comprehensive Specialization in Work, Family, and Community from the University of Minnesota.

As superintendent of schools, Krull served as a liaison to the parent and business communities, to higher education, and to the legislative body of government. She served as the 2010 Chair of the Board for the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Krull was the 2010 president for Eden Prairie Morning Rotary Club and Mid-American Association of School Superintendents.

“I’m passionate about contributing to a leadership change model for superintendents that create the conditions and environment for rigorous and engaged learning. Competent, high caliber superintendent leadership has a direct link to strong results for students in schools today,” she said.

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