The packet for next week's EMID Board meeting held a surprise for those reading closely: EMID Superintendent Janet Mohr is leaving us to become the Executive Director of the Board of School Administrators on 8/1.
Even though she
will have served for less than 18 months, she
is actually the longest serving superintendent EMID has had since Carl Wahlstrom left the position in the summer of 2010.
Since then we had Brenda Cassellius for six months, Jerry Robicheau as an interim for one year, and now Jan
is leaving after a brief stay.
Superintendent Janet Mohr joined the Crosswinds Community Partnership for an update on plans for EMID schools last night (3 December 2012).
Recapping the EMID Board meeting last week she
described the Roseville (ISD623) plans for taking over Harambee on 1 July 2013 and South Washington County (ISD833) efforts to clarify their intentions.
Both plans can be found in the EMID Board packet from last week.
said, "the devil is in the details" and much has yet to be worked out, but in broad outline it appears that much of Harambee would remain as it is today.
expects them to bring more details to the EMID Board meeting coming up on December 19.
It was noted that South Washington is experiencing growth at the elementary and middle school level, but not yet at the high school level.
These and other demographic realities of the district will have a bearing on the program they could support in Crosswinds.
The EMID Board also asked Superintendent Mohr to "open up" the Crosswinds process to organizations outside our member districts.
Given technicalities of the ownership and allowed uses of the Crosswinds building, only public subdivisions of some sort may make proposals.
said that these would include "intermediate school districts" and the Perpich Center for Arts Education
Some interest has been expressed by ISD916 (the district from which Mohr came to EMID), but nobody had yet reached out to Perpich to let them know of the opportunity to make a proposal on December 19.
South Washington also asked the EMID
Board to continue their governance of Crosswinds through the next school year (2013-2014) so that ISD833 could have a full year to develop plans and prepare for a takeover.
said that EMID
administration has begun a study of the feasibility of sustaining the Crosswinds school under EMID governance for another year.
This may well be possible, but again, things should be clearer by the December 19 board meeting.
Superintendent Mohr asked that families please contact her directly with any ideas or concerns.
Plans are moving along swiftly and she
would like to incorporate as much of our thinking as possible.
can be reached at 651-379-2701 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, some video from the November board meeting is available at Vimeo, with more to come later this week when we get our next block of free storage space.
UPDATE: Superintendent Mohr has just sent a letter that covers much of this territory.
As we learned last week, Superintendent Mohr felt it was important for families to show up and share their input with the board this month.
is also asking the board to move their November meeting out of the holiday week since it looks like that meeting will be a very important one for our schools.
This month the board is likely to authorize Superintendent Mohr to begin conversations with member district administrators about the future disposition of our schools.
This week Superintendent Janet Mohr and EMID finance officer Shari Thompson shared with families at Harambee and Crosswinds the same financial briefing they gave to the EMID Board last month:
Janet Mohr Named EMID Superintendent
6 April 2012
added the following statement to its website a week ago.
We've also heard (unofficially) that Janet Mohr's
first day on the job will be Monday 4/16.
If you want to contact Mohr
, we believe that her
EMID email is already working: email@example.com.
The East Metro Integration District
#6067 School Board has named Janet Mohr
the district's new superintendent.
Mohr is currently the director of special education for EMID and the director of mental health for Northeast Metro 916.
Mohr will succeed Interim Superintendent Dr. Jerry Robicheau, who announced his retirement.
"Please join me in welcoming Janet Mohr to the position of EMID superintendent," says George Hoeppner, the EMID School Board chair.
"We are looking forward to working with Ms. Mohr
Prior to her special education role with EMID and her mental health role with Northeast Metro 916, Ms. Mohr served as the director of the rural education leadership program with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators from 2006-2008 and the superintendent of Frazee-Vergas (MN) Public Schools from 2001-2006.
During her career, Ms. Mohr has held a number of administrative and teaching positions at districts such as Detroit Lakes Public Schools, the Buffalo Valley (ND) Special Education Cooperative, and Frazee-Vergas Public Schools.
She has a Ed.S. degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, an M.S. from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and a B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Superior.
EMID Board to offer Superintendency to Janet Mohr
30 March 2012
After a final set of interviews on Wednesday, the EMID Board decided to offer the permanent superintendent position to Janet Mohr, who most recently has been the director of the Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District.