Meet the Superintendent
fridley public schools Superintendent BRENDA LEWIS, PH. D.
Welcome to Fridley Families
Dear Fridley Families,
It is an absolute delight to be serving as your superintendent. I am hopeful that you had a wonderful summer and were able to have time to enjoy the season. We are very excited to have our sites filled once again with our students, staff and families.
Each year Fridley Public Schools has a focus area. The year’s focus is Transformational Learning and Believing. As our staff members engage in professional learning, our focus will be at the center of our work.
This year we will deepen our focus on literacy with specific emphasis on this at the elementary level. Our secondary level will focus on strengthening our work within AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). We will continue our continuous refinement at all levels within our International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum. We are extremely proud to be the only school district in the state of Minnesota authorized within the full IB Continuum from preschool through 12th grade!
In addition to being your new superintendent, I am a proud Fridley Public Schools mom to one high schooler and two middle schoolers. It has been simply wonderful to relocate back to Minnesota. My family and I have indeed experienced “Friendly Fridley” in the weeks since we moved here.
It is truly an honor to serve as your superintendent. I am eager to partner and collaborate with each of you as we ensure that all of our students experience access, opportunity and belonging in our classrooms and cocurriculars.
Brenda Lewis, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Fridley Public Schools