AASA Central | Jay Haugen, Superintendent, Farmington Area Public Schools, Farmington, Minn. and Stephen Jones, Superintendent, Little Falls Community Schools, Little Falls, Minn.
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Jay Haugen, Superintendent, Farmington Area Public Schools, Farmington, Minn. and Stephen Jones, Superintendent, Little Falls Community Schools, Little Falls, Minn.

Minnesota: Leaders Matter 


Nominated By: Gary M. Amoroso, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators


Jay Haugen, Superintendent, Farmington Area Public Schools, Farmington, Minn.   

https://www.farmington.k12.mn.us/

Jay Haugen (https://www.farmington.k12.mn.us/about_us/superintendent) was one of the first superintendents in Minnesota to have his district designated as an innovation zone.

Farmington Area Public Schools is invested in providing flexible and innovative personal learning spaces that assist all students in achieving success.

Exemplars of Leadership:

  • Redesigned the delivery of instruction resulting in designation as “Innovation Zone.”
  • Created learning spaces to support innovation delivery of instruction.

 

 

Stephen Jones, Superintendent, Little Falls Community Schools, Little Falls, Minn.  

https://www.lfalls.k12.mn.us/

Stephen Jones (https://www.lfalls.k12.mn.us/about/leadership/superintendent/) worked with his teachers to create  a professional development process that truly impacts  teachers, personalized learning    and several innovative academic opportunities for students. In the past three years, the district drastically expanded its curriculum in agriculture, health occupations, and robotics. The district, along with nine other Region 5 school districts, launched its unique staff development initiative titled Alternative Career Pathways, which provides the opportunity for staff members to individualize their own professional development. Thus far through the second year of ACP more than 125 teachers have broadened their professional development through projects aimed at impacting classrooms, academics, schools and communities.

Exemplars of Leadership:

  • Employed personalized learning as a central focus of instruction.
  • Collaborated with broad network of community resources.
  • Engaged teachers in a progressive professional development program.

To learn more about the superintendents profiled in AASA’s Leaders Matter campaign, visit http://aasacentral.org/leadersmatter/. To join the conversation via Twitter, please access #LeadersMatter.

 

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