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CSB alumna tapped to lead state’s largest school district

Kate Maguire ’82, Ph.D., is familiar with working in Minnesota public schools. Very familiar.

She built a distinguished career spanning 36 years in Osseo Area School District 279, capped by serving as the superintendent from 2010-2018. Maguire was honored as Minnesota’s Superintendent of the Year in 2014.

So, the College of Saint Benedict alumna was a logical choice when the state’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, needed an interim superintendent. During the 2022-23 academic year, Maguire will use her expertise and experience to oversee approximately 38,000 north metro students in 26 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools, along with several other specialty learning programs for adolescents and adults.

Prior to serving in the top leadership position, Maguire served in almost every level in the Osseo school district. Her positions included: assistant superintendent, director of curriculum, director of instruction and educational standards, director of human resources, assistant principal, principal, administrator and teacher.

Kate (Lenci) Maguire graduated from Saint Ben’s with a degree in social science. She went on to earn a master’s in organizational leadership and administration and an educational doctorate, both from the University of St. Thomas.


Kate Maguire ’82