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District Seeking Principal for Aquila Elementary School

Due to the retirement of Aquila Elementary School Principal Shelley Nielsen at the end of the 2020-21 school year, St. Louis Park Public Schools is seeking a new elementary principal. The position is posted internally for current staff to apply and externally for new leaders seeking to join the school district.
The school district is committed to a selection process that is both rigorous and objective. The selection timeline follows:
  • April 5 - The Aquila Elementary School Principal position will be posted internally and externally.  The position will be posted on the school district website and on external job posting sites through April 29.  
  • April 12-23 - The District will gather information from Aquila stakeholder groups (staff, students, parents and community members) regarding desired characteristics for the next principal. 
  • April 12-23 - Interested stakeholders are invited to sign-up to be part of the interview team. CLICK HERE to complete the Stakeholder Sign-Up Form 
  • May 5 - First round interviews with the Stakeholder Team.
  • May 6 - First round interviews with the Stakeholder Team.
  • May 13 - Second round interviews with the Stakeholder Team.  
  • May 20 - Final interview with Superintendent.
  • May 24 - Final selection will consider evidence collected throughout the full selection process and be made by the Superintendent. The goal would be for the Superintendent to be able to bring a recommendation to the Board Meeting on May 24.
Updates will be shared throughout the process via school district communications channels.