ISD 110 selects next superintendent

On Monday, January 31, 2022, superintendent Pat Devine submitted his letter of retirement to ISD 110 school board members. Mr. Devine will wrap up his career at ONE10 on June 30, 2022. This is the page where we will provide updates on the process of naming a new superintendent and status of the search.   

superintendent search
Finalist Interview Schedule

All interviews are Monday, May 9, WHS Media Center 1650 Community Drive, Waconia


4:00pm - Khuzana DeVaan

5:15pm - Andrew Vollmuth

6:30pm - Brian Gersich

Superintendent Search Round 2 Finalists
Superintendent Search Round 1 Semi-Finalists
Superintendent Search Round 1 Interview Schedule
Stakeholder Survey Results

Results are in from the Superintendent Stakeholder Survey and we would like to thank everyone who participated and voiced their ideas and opinions. For a district our size, the ONE10 community nearly doubled the amount of completed surveys that were expected. This rate of participation shows the depth of the connection between the district and our stakeholders. Thank you! 

The school board reviewed the results of the stakeholder report in detail at a special board meeting held last night (April 14). The district’s superintendent search firm, MSBA, highlighted the alignment between stakeholder responses and the hiring criteria already identified by the school board, both in terms of quantitative as well as qualitative data submitted. Using this information the board will now lean heavily on the Stakeholder Survey results to inform their deliberations regarding the candidates and whether they are a great fit to lead ISD 110. These stakeholder survey results are a critical part of the decision-making process and have given the board solid insights and much-needed feedback to assist them in moving forward with the search process. 

The application deadline is midnight on Sunday, April 17. Beginning April 18 both MSBA and school board members will review candidate applications, examining each person’s background, experience, skill sets, qualifications, and alignment with the Leadership Profile, hiring criteria, and stakeholder survey results.

On April 28 the board will then meet at 6:30 pm to select finalists and confirm interview questions, schedules, and procedures. The District Offices are located at 512 Industrial Blvd., Waconia, MN.

The public is invited to attend all meetings in the process.

Superintendent Opening Digital Brochure


The superintendent search firm held a Q&A session on March 24. 

Click here to watch the session. 

During the Q&A, someone asked if they could see the position application questions. Please see them below while noting that the candidates’ written responses are private and cannot be publicized. 

1. What is your approach to building a successful leadership team?  Describe the specific competencies and leadership traits you would look for in administrative colleagues, and how you would engage the team in the school community.

2. What was it that drew you to education and what keeps you here?  How did those motivators influence an initiative you are proud of leading or participating in over the course of your career?

3. Having read the leadership profile for this position, please explain why you feel you are a match for Waconia Public Schools.


superintendent search timeline

March 16 @ 6:30pm - Planning Meeting - board adopted search timeline, procedures and stakeholder involvement

March 18 - April 3 - Stakeholder survey 

March 18 - April 17 - superintendent position posted by MSBA

March 24 @ 4:00pm - MSBA virtual Q&A session with stakeholders

April 14 @ 6:30pm - special board meeting to discuss stakeholder report, interview questions and procedures

April 17 - Application deadline

April 18 - 28 - MSBA conducts screening, preliminary verification of references, pre-interviews of recommended applicants

April 19 - 28 - school board reviews applications

April 28 @ 6:30pm - special board meeting to determine finalists, interview questions and procedures - District Office - Conf. Rm. A, 512 Industrial Blvd., Waconia

May 2 and May 3 @ 4:00pm - special board meetings to conduct round one interviews - WHS Media Center - 1650 Community Drive, Waconia

May 4 @ 6:00pm - special board meeting to discuss superintendent contract parameters - District Office - Conf. Rm. A, 512 Industrial Blvd., Waconia

May 9 @ 4:00pm - special board meeting to conduct second round of interviews and board selects lone finalist - WHS Media Center - 1650 Community Drive, Waconia

May 10 - school board designee begins negotiations with finalist

July 1 - New superintendent's first day


Superintendent Search Firm

The school board chose the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to guide and provide assistance during the entire process. The search is customized to meet the needs of the our school district as well as our communities. 

Throughout this entire process, the school board has one goal in mind, to find the absolute right person, the 'perfect fit', to lead Waconia Public Schools into the future.