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Duluth School Board chooses new superintendent

WDIO-TV
Updated: March 25, 2020 10:58 PM

The Duluth School Board has chosen a new superintendent to fill Bill Gronseth's seat.

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John Magas was selected after a months-long process that included hiring a search firm, a public process to develop a leadership profile, input from community groups and organizations and two rounds of public interviews.

Magas’s experience includes Associate Superintendent of Continuous Improvement for the Green Bay Area School District in Wisconsin; Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning and Equity for the Sun Prairie Area School District in Wisconsin; Principal for the Appleton Area School District in Wisconsin and Assistant Principal for the Toppenish School District in Washington.

He holds an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; Washington State Principal Certification from Gonzaga University; a Master’s Degree in ESL/Bilingual Education and Teaching Certificate from Heritage College; a Bachelor of Arts Degree Spanish Major/English Minor from Northern Michigan University and Spanish courses from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Contract negotiations with Magas will begin immediately, and the board is scheduled to approve a final contract in April.

Magas will assume his responsibilities July 1.

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