The Minnesota State Academy (MSA) is one state agency comprised of two special schools:
Superintendent for MSA Hired
On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the MSA Board voted to hire Mr. Terrence Wilding as the new Superintendent for the Minnesota State Academies. Mr. Wilding was selected for the position based on his experience in educational administration, career and life experience directly with individuals with disabilities as well as strong communication and people skills. He is dedicated to whole-child development and is experienced in the development of high-quality academic and residential programming to support student achievement and ensure high expectations and results.
Mr. Wilding holds a Bachelor of Arts from Gallaudet University, a Master of Science from Western Maryland College, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He is licensed as an Instructional Leader Pre K-12 Special Education in New Mexico, and Pre K-12 Administrative License in New Mexico. Mr. Wilding is working with the Minnesota Board of School Administrators and the Minnesota Department of Education to secure a Minnesota superintendent's license.
Jan Bailey, Chair
Minnesota State Academies Board
May 20, 2016
Our mission is to educate, create opportunities and motivate students for an independent future.
Dr. Robert Stepaniak
The Minnesota State Academy School Board has named Dr. Robert Stepaniak as its interim superintendent to replace Brad Harper who resigned in November. Dr. Stepaniak retired as the superintendent of the Faribault Public Schools in 2011. He has also served as a superintendent in New Prague and North Branch prior to Faribault. Dr. Stepaniak and his wife, Maryalice, moved to Faribault in 2007 joining his daughter and her family who also reside here.
MSA Board is using BoardBook
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MSA Wellness Committee
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