Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

Hastings Public Schools is searching for an interim superintendent to complete the 2019-2020 school year beginning in January of 2020.  

The district will also be searching for a new superintendent who will lead the district permanently beginning in July of 2020.  

This webpage will be updated on a regular basis as the search progresses for both of these positions. 

Interested stakeholders may also find information in local media; through the district’s social media accounts; and through school-based communications as the process progresses.


Four finalists selected for Hastings Public Schools interim superintendent position

HASTINGS — The Hastings School Board has selected four finalists to interview for the school district’s interim superintendent vacancy. The finalists were selected from a pool of eight applicants based on criteria established by the school board. The finalists are:

    Mark Grossklaus, Principal, Albert Lea Area Schools, Albert Lea, MN
    John-Paul Jacobson, Principal, Forest Lake Area Schools, Forest Lake, MN
    Jeff Pesta, Superintendent, Kenyon-Wanamingo School District, Wanamingo, MN
    Ron Wagner, Associate Superintendent, Minneapolis Public School District, Minneapolis, MN

The school board has scheduled interviews for the finalists beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, in the Board Room at the Hastings Public Schools district office, 1000 West 11th Street, Hastings, MN.

All interviews are open to the public.

A Special Meeting has been scheduled for 11/19/2019 for full board interviews with finalists.

The selection of the top candidate will be completed by the 11/20/2019 regular board meeting along with general parameters of the contract to be offered.

A Special Meeting will be scheduled on 11/21/2019 for the Administrative Committee to conduct negotiations with the top candidate.

A Special Meeting will be scheduled on 11/25/2019 to approve the hiring of candidate (assuming negotiations are successful, background check complete).

The Interim Superintendent will tentatively begin in the district on 12/9/2019 to allow for some overlap with Mr. Collins.