Supt. search
  • The NBAPS school board held a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, and selected the firm Big River to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

    Stay tuned to this page for updates as to the process and timeline for the selection of a new superintendent. All new information will be posted here as it becomes available.

    Here is the official posting:

    North Branch Area Public Schools (MN) • Opening Posting

    Job Title

    Superintendent of Schools.  The school district is seeking a full-time superintendent effective July 1, 2020.


    North Branch Area School Public District (Based in North Branch, Minnesota).

    District Description

    North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) offers a well-rounded education for students of all interests and ability levels. With programs unique to the area, such as Air Force JROTC, the Pro-Start Culinary ProgramProject Lead the Way from Kindergarten through graduation, computers for all students grades 5-12, gifted and talented programming, and much more, NBAPS stands out!

    NBAPS serves all or parts of North Branch, Harris, Stacy, Almelund, Sunrise Twsp., Oxford Twsp., Lent Twsp., Fish Lake Twsp., Amador Twsp., and Chisago Lakes Twsp. NBAPS offers Early Childhood programming, one elementary school (Sunrise River School), a middle school (North Branch Area Middle School), high school (North Branch Area High School), and alternative programs such as the Chisago County Schools' Life Work Center (CCSLWC), School Age Care, Distance Learning, Area Learning Center, and more.

    NBAPS, which serves a population of about 20,000 residents, serves about 2,600 students PreK-12. The school district also offers basic adult education, Community Education classes, and recreational offerings.

    District Website

    Priority Areas From Continuous Improvement Plan

    • Prepare all learners for success in school and life
    • Raise accountability for all staff and programs
    • Increase community engagement 
    • Commit resources to district priorities.

    Job Requirements

    The successful candidate must hold, or be eligible for a Minnesota License as a Superintendent, or demonstrate their ability to secure licensure by June 30, 2020. Previous experience as a superintendent is preferred but not required.

    Salary / Benefits

    Competitive compensation and benefits package based upon successful candidate's background and experience.

    Application Review Date

    The School Board will begin reviewing resumes after March 2, 2020.

    Interview Dates

    Applicants are asked to reserve April 2 & 9, 2020 as possible interview dates.

    Application Process

    Please send or e-mail (individual Word docs or individual PDFs) only:

              1) Cover letter

              2) Resume

              3) License

              4) Three professional letters of reference


              Bruce Miles

              Big River Group

              PO Box 5120 • St. Cloud, MN • 56302-5120


Superintendent search survey

  • The North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) school board is searching for a new superintendent and considers your input vital! Click this link to complete a three-question survey letting the school board know your priorities for this process:

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts with the NBAPS school board!