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Duluth schools superintendent considered for another job

Duluth school district superintendent Bill Gronseth. (2012 file / News Tribune)

Duluth school district superintendent Bill Gronseth is under consideration for another suburban Twin Cities leadership post.

Gronseth is one of five candidates up for the superintendent slot with the White Bear Lake school district, a north metro district with about 8,300 students.

Gronseth is currently a finalist for the Elk River school district superintendent position. He was a finalist for three other district leadership positions in the past two years — one in southern Minnesota, one in Arkansas and one in Washington.

Gronseth, superintendent since 2012 after about two decades working in the Duluth district as a teacher and administrator, said last week he is exploring other options after facing a handful of School Board members who gave “less than positive” feedback during his review process in the fall. A new three-year contract with pay increases was approved 4-3 following his review.

Along with Gronseth, the following are candidates for the opening in White Bear Lake: John Bezek, assistant superintendent of the Shakopee (Minn.) school district; Andrew Collins, assistant superintendent of the St. Paul district; Wayne Kazmierczak, assistant superintendent for finance and operations with White Bear Lake schools; and Michael Redmond, superintendent of the Goodhue (Minn.) school district.

Interviews for the position are to be held next week.  

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