Centennial School Board Names Interim Superintendent

July 20, 2021

The Centennial District School Board selected Jeffrey Holmberg as its interim superintendent at a Special School Board Meeting held this evening. Holmberg has accepted the Board’s offer, pending negotiation of an employment contract.

“We are excited to have Jeff lead the district this school year,” said Suzy Guthmueller, School Board Chair. “He will support our transition back to school this fall and promote academic excellence and student success at Centennial. Jeff will continue moving our district forward.”

Holmberg comes to Centennial from recent administrative positions at Prior Lake – Savage Area Schools. As the assistant superintendent, Holmberg was responsible for the oversight of district elementary and secondary curriculum, instruction and personalized learning, and assessment. He co-led, planned, and facilitated the referendum process for operating and bond referendum, including facilities planning and the design process of a $109 million bond referendum. He led and facilitated the planning and development of a multi-year educational equity and excellence plan to help ensure all students are college and career ready for post-secondary success as well as led and facilitated the development of innovative programming for Prior Lake – Savage Area School students. He also developed and established partnerships with district, community, and state entities.

Other positions held include director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Prior Lake – Savage Schools and director of teaching, learning, and school improvement at Big Lake Public Schools, Big Lake, MN. Holmberg has also been an assistant principal at Independence Elementary School, Big Lake, MN. He completed an administrative assistant and administrative internship at Minnewashta Elementary School, Minnetonka, MN where he was an elementary teacher.

Holmberg earned an Education Specialist Degree/Administrative Licensure from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters in Education from Hamline University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College.

The contract will be on the agenda of a Special School Board Meeting on July 22. Brian Dietz, the District’s superintendent since 2013, resigned in June.