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School Board names incoming superintendent

Astein Osei chosen from final three candidates

Ethan Brown

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Astein Osei was named as St. Louis Park Schools’ next superintendent May 10, according to School Board chair Jim Yarosh. The decision marks the end of a search to replace outgoing superintendent Rob Metz.

Osei, currently the assistant superintendent at Osseo Public Schools, was chosen from three finalists, all of whom engaged in day-long interviews with district stakeholders May 8, 9 and 10.

Yarosh said the School Board met to name a nominee after the final day-long meeting May 10.

“The candidates were all very well qualified and it was a tough decision,” Yarosh said. “We deliberated for a while and ultimately selected Astein Osei.”

Osei previously worked as a principal for St. Paul Public Schools, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota along with a master’s degree in educational administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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One Response to “School Board names incoming superintendent”

  1. Marshall on May 11th, 2017 6:13 pm

    Astein is a phenomenal choice. I’ve worked with him over the years in a couple of different roles, and I think it’s a great choice!


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