Ignite Center

Meet Our Director

John Eller has a variety of experience in PK-12 and higher education leadership. Most recently, he has been the director of the highly successful Applied Doctoral Program at St. Cloud State. He also served as chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department.

Before joining our faculty, Eller was an assistant superintendent, director of a regional principals' center, executive director of Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and a highly successful school principal in several school districts. As a principal, he was named as a state principal of the year and a National Distinguished Principal through the U.S. Department of Education.

He has worked in professional development for educators for more than 30 years and is the author of numerous books by Corwin Press and Solution Tree Press.

He looks forward to working with the University and local school districts to strengthen partnership opportunities and develop stronger collaborative relationships.