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 Dr. Kim Hiel 

Dr. Kim Hiel has served Fridley Public Schools since July 1, 2018. 

Hiel brought a passion for equitable student achievement for every child and nearly 25 years’ experience in education to her role as superintendent of Fridley Public Schools. Prior to coming to Fridley, Hiel served as an Assistant Superintendent for Osseo Area Schools where she co-led the Division of Leadership, Teaching and Learning, that included the departments of Educational Equity; Student Support Services; Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Standards; and Research, Assessment and Accountability.  Hiel provided supervision and support to 31 sites including three comprehensive high schools, an area learning center, four middle schools, 17 elementary schools, two early childhood sites, an enrollment center and adult basic education site, two special education sites and the Educational Service Center.  Dr. Hiel also co-led the development and implementation of the voluntary pre-kindergarten program at eight elementary schools in Osseo.

Hiel previously worked as a teacher and principal in the Robbinsdale Area Schools, and served as a principal in Osseo Area Schools before being promoted to assistant superintendent. In 2014, Hiel was named Minnesota Elementary and Middle School Science and Mathematics Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Principal Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota.  Hiel earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Hamline University, and an educational specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas. Hiel holds a Doctorate degree in educational administration from St. Cloud State University.



Superintendent Job Announcement   

Application deadline: February 28, 2018

Fridley Public Schools' current superintendent Dr. Peggy Flathmann has announced her intent to retire at the end of this school year on June 30, 2018.  Accordingly, the Fridley School Board is now conducting a search for an outstanding leader and invites applications from qualified and interested candidates for the position of Fridley Public Schools superintendent.


Fridley Public Schools is an urban school district located within the City of Fridley, Minnesota.  The district is located about 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis in Anoka County.  The school district serves the city of Fridley as well as many other neighboring cities through open enrollment.  All our schools are International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools and Fridley is one of the few district’s in Minnesota that offers the IB Continuum - from Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the elementary schools to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in middle and high school to the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) in the high school.


As a world-class community of learners, Fridley Public Schools aims to develop internationally minded students.  We challenge ourselves, our students and our community to become caring and knowledgeable life-long learners who inquire and take action to create a better world.  Our mission is to guide students in the development of learning skills to help them reach their full potential. 


The district serves the City of Fridley with two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, a transition program and an area learning center.  Hayes Elementary (P-4), Stevenson Elementary (P-4), Fridley Middle (5-8) and Fridley High (9-12) schools are all International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools.  The district also has a community education department that provides year-long educational and enrichment programs to community members ages birth to seniors.


The school district has 3,000 students, a third of whom are open enrolled students from surrounding metro cities.  The student body is 60% students of color and 32% white. 63% receive free or reduced school meals, 16% have special needs and 16% are English Learners (EL).  Our students come to us from diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds with more than 40 languages spoken in our students homes.


Fridley Public Schools’ current superintendent will retire at the end of the school year on June 30, 2018.  Accordingly, the Board is now conducting a search for an outstanding leader and invites applications from qualified and interested candidates. 


The superintendent of schools is the chief executive officer of the school district, serves as the professional advisor for, and is accountable directly to the School Board.  The superintendent is responsible for guiding and directing all operations and activities of the school district and for informing the School Board about needs for current and future operations.  The superintendent shall recommend actions for consideration by the School Board, recommend policies, and shall be responsible for implementing, interpreting, and executing these policies.


A competitive compensation package will be negotiated commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The contract length is negotiable as provided by Minnesota statute.


Please apply through the district’s online employment application link that can be found on the district’s website at:  Www.fridley.k12.mn.us.mn, under Employment Opportunities.  Applicants will need to create a user name and password to log on.

To be considered for this position, an applicant’s completed application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 28, 2018, and must include the following:

  •  A cover letter indicating a desire to be a candidate for the Fridley Public Schools superintendent position,
  • Legal proof or other evidence (certificate/license) showing the candidate’s qualification to be superintendent in the state of Minnesota: and
  • A set of current credentials including a current resume, at least three letters of recommendations, and a copy of the candidate’s official transcript(s).  Originals must be submitted upon hire.


January 29, 2018: Vacancy is announced/posted

February 28, 2018: Job posting closes

March 5, 2018:  Screening and selection of candidates for interviews

March 19-21, 2018: Candidate first round interviews

March 26-30, 2018: SPRING BREAK

April 2-6, 2018: Candidate final interviews, meeting district leadership team, district tour

April 9-16, 2018:   Site visit(s), selection of candidate and contract negotiations

April 17, 2018:   Regular School Board Meeting: Approval of candidate/contract

July 1, 2018: Superintendent begins

 Superintendent informational brochure


Jennifer Claseman, Human Resources Director
Telephone: 763-502-5013  | Email: jennifer.claseman@fridley.k12.mn.us




School districts rely on state and local funding to support and maintain their schools. On November 5, 2019, Fridley Public Schools will ask its community to approve an operational referendum. Funds from operational levies are used to support academic programs for students, staffing and student support services such as social emotional learning and mental health services.

On Wednesday, October 23, all Fridley Public Schools students and staff are encouraged to wear orange in support of Unity Day and bullying prevention.

Fridley High School celebrated its homecoming week from October 7-11, 2019 which featured spirit dress-up days, a pep fest and coronation, and a Fridley Tigers football win!

Fridley Public Schools is hosting a second Operating Levy Referendum Informational Meeting on October 23, 2019. Parents and community members are invited to attend this free event to learn more about the operating levy.

Nineteen Fridley High School students became the newest members of the Minnesota Honor Society when they were officially inducted on September 30, 2019.

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