Michael Goar leads MPS as interim superintendent
Monday, February 16, 2015 6:30 AM


Michael Goar on Feb. 1 officially took the helm of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) as interim superintendent. Goar, formerly the chief executive officer of the school district, assumed the role after Dr. Bernadeia Johnson resigned from the position.

“I’d like to thank Dr. Johnson for her service and dedication to MPS,” said Goar, noting that he is committed to building on the foundation that she laid with minimal disruption to students and families.

Michael Goar is a graduate from Washburn High School and has over 20 years’ experience in educational leadership. “I am excited to lead the school district as we work to accelerate student achievement and engage more with the community,” Goar said. “You can expect to hear from me and my leadership regularly.”

Other key initiatives that Goar has said he will continue include Acceleration 2020, the school district’s strategic plan; right-sizing the Davis Center to support schools as the unit of change; establishing and supporting Community Partnership schools; and providing clear school recovery plans for most vulnerable schools within MPS.

Learn more about Michael at www.mpls.k12.mn.us/supt. You are also invited to attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about him and his commitment to MPS:

February 11, 6pm  Area A Meeting  Davis Center 1250 W Broadway Ave

February 12, 6pm  Area B Meeting Anishinabe Academy 3100 E 28th Street

February 18  6pm  Area C Meeting Lyndale Elementary 312 W 34th Street

February 27  6pm Somali Parent Advisory Council Meeting Davis Center 1250 W Broadway Ave

March 9  5pm Latino Parent Advisory Council Meeting Andersen United 1098 Anderson Lane