Dr. Theresa Battle has been named the new superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
During a special meeting on April 17, the district’s board unanimously selected Battle as its preferred candidate for superintendent. Battle is currently an assistant superintendent for St. Paul Public Schools. Her previous experience includes district leadership roles in Minneapolis Public Schools and Osseo Public Schools. She started her career in education as a teacher and has also held leadership roles at the school building level and for curriculum and instruction. She holds a doctorate in education and Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota.
"Dr. Battle’s values align with our district’s, and her experience and skills, particularly in the area of equity, will help us deliver on our mission of ensuring each student is future ready and community strong,” said Board Chair Abigail Alt. “We are grateful for the engagement of our community in this process. Now, we look forward to working with Dr. Battle to build on our vision for District 191 and take the next step forward for our students, staff and community."
The board will now enter into contract negotiations with Battle. Pending successful contract negotiations, the new superintendent will begin her new role in July 2019.