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Ranae Case Evenson Named Jordan Public Schools Interim Superintendent


Ranae Case Evenson Named Jordan Public Schools Interim Superintendent

Jordan Public Schools (JPS) is pleased to announce Mrs. Ranae Case Evenson as its Interim Superintendent, beginning this role on July 1, 2020.

Mrs. Case Evenson has been serving for the past five years as Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Anoka-Hennepin School District, supporting 26 elementary schools across 13 communities north of the Twin Cities. Anoka-Hennepin serves over 38,000 students grades K-12.

Ranae served as an Elementary Principal for nine years prior to becoming a Director.  She was the Principal of Wilson Elementary School for three years and Eisenhower Elementary for one year in Anoka-Hennepin. Ranae was also Principal of Horace May Elementary and Early Intervention Programs in Bemidji, MN for two years and Elementary Principal in Springfield, MN for three years.   

Ranae was a teacher for nine years prior to becoming a school administrator, teaching at the elementary, early childhood, and middle school levels in the GFW and Jordan communities.  Ranae taught 6th and 7th grades in Jordan from 2002-2006, and she completed a portion of her Superintendent Internship in Jordan in 2015.

Mrs. Case Evenson shared, “It is really exciting to come full circle and be back supporting students and families in the Jordan community. I have always stayed connected to the Jordan school community in some way, whether it be through former colleagues and families or following the innovative programming and facilities transformations. Jordan has incredible staff, students and families; and, it is such an honor to serve as interim superintendent in this unique time.”

Board Chairperson Deb Pauly remarked with excitement, “Ranae brings a wealth of experience, having taught in a variety of schools, to include a former adjunct instructor at St. Mary's University of Minnesota and serving in several administrative leadership positions.”

Pauly continued, “Ranae's ties to Jordan, her wealth of experience, her reputation for collaboration and getting buy-in, and her enthusiasm to support all the great programs that have been implemented over the past seven years in Jordan were a deciding factor when the board chose her as the candidate. We believe that Ranae will be a great fit, and we look forward to what she will bring to the district, especially in these trying and indecisive times. We look forward to working with her and supporting her in her role as leader of the Jordan Public Schools."