New Edina Public Schools superintendent Dr. John Schultz took over on July 1, shortly after Dr. Ric Dressen’s retirement. Schultz worked as the superintendent for the Hopkins School District for 11 years and has been an educator for over 30 years. “I’ve had the honor of teaching in a lot of different settings,” says Schultz. “That really grounds me in what happens in a classroom and what happens in a school.”
Dressen previously collaborated with Schultz when he worked in the Hopkins School District and feels Schultz will have a positive impact on the district as well as the community.
Though he was not involved in the decision-making process, Dressen maintains his full support of the transition. “It’s important to bring in new leaders who help us keep growing and bring new wisdom,” Dressen says. “I’m confident that he has a vision and will work with everyone to make it great for Edina.”