Update: Centennial Schools CLOSED Tuesday, January 23

All schools are closed. All daytime programs are cancelled including:

Early Childhood Family/Special Education Programs
School Readiness Preschool
Kids Club
All Community Education classes and rentals are cancelled, except for swimming lessons and gymnastics at Centennial High School East Building.

The speech meet at Centennial Middle School is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Meet the Superintendent

Brian Dietz is starting his 12th year as a Superintendent and his fifth year here at Centennial.  During his tenure, the District passed the largest capital levy in history, approximately a $50 million ask, which renovates and reimagines all of the schools in the District as well as passing the longest operational levy the following year. In addition, Centennial built a brand new Early Childhood Learning Center to meet the needs of our youngest learners. Beyond this milestone, the District has fully implemented its new brand which can be seen throughout our communities. The District has successfully embarked on a new Strategic Plan that addresses engagement, equity, lobbying, and professional development, and an overall sense of growing the District to higher levels of success. Centennial has won six national awards, 11 state awards, and has been asked to present its many accomplishments at local, state, and national levels. With vibrant university and business partnerships, new initiatives, and the continued high academic achievement, Centennial Schools is a destination for all learners. 

Prior to coming to Centennial, Dietz served as the Superintendent in Waseca for three years.  While there, the District passed a levy that added value and built a strong financial portfolio for future success.  In addition, the District wrote its first Strategic Plan, accomplishing all of the goals prior to his departure.  Furthermore, the District rebranded itself and re-energized community pride in the schools.  Finally, Dietz helped lead the development of a regional training consortium that spurred rich, collaborative professional development for staff. 

Before that, Dietz worked in California as a Superintendent, a Middle School and High School administrator, and a teacher. He also was an Adjunct Faculty member for Chapman University/Brandman University for approximately nine years instructing in teacher and administrative courses. 

Dietz has presented at numerous regional, state, and national conferences.  He and his family are in the Centennial Schools and reside in the community.  When asked about what the best part of the Centennial is, he quickly states it is the people.  That's the fundamental reason why Centennial is a great place to be.