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Message from the Superintendent

I am honored to be superintendent of Orono Schools and to work in collaboration with the School Board, teachers, staff members, students, parents and community members to provide an outstanding experience for every Orono student. 

I have worked in public education since 2001 and have been with Orono Schools since 2003. Before taking on the Superintendent role, I was Director of Special Services. Through this role, I provided leadership in the areas of special education, gifted and talented, guidance and mental health, character education, English Language Learners and emergency procedures. I am deeply committed to building upon our excellent school district and strengthening the environment to help all children thrive.

I passionately believe that the future arrives on our campus every school morning. Through our care and commitment, the future steps out after graduation and upholds all we stand for: strong character, connected relationships, and a commitment to lifelong scholarship. Our future is Orono students. 

Thank you for your support and partnership.

Kristine Flesher, Ed.D.

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Dr. Flesher Superintendent of Schools

Kristine Flesher, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools
kristine.flesher@orono.k12.mn.us
952-449-8305

Dr. Scott Alger, Executive Director of Human Resources
Dr. Aaron Ruhland, Executive Director of Learning & Accountability
Nick Taintor, CPA, Director of Business Services
Corinna Graner, Director of Special Services
Tiffany Clifton, Community Education Director
Lyssa Campbell, Director of Communications
Abigail Schoenberg, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Dr. Adam Lamparske, Orono Schumann Elementary Principal
Mary Jodl Ernhart, Intermediate School Principal
Kimberly Van Eyll, Orono Middle School Associate Principal
Sara Hunstiger, Associate Principal
Dr. Amy Steiner, Orono High School Principal
Erin Head, OHS Associate Principal
Paul Brunner, Director of Athletics and Student Activities


Superintendent's Updates

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June 7, 2024
  • Class of 2024 Commencement
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • Senior Spartan Experience

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May 24, 2024
  • Decision Day at OHS
  • OMS Capstone Showcase
  • Imagination Fair
  • Wellness Expo

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April 26, 2024
  • DECA International qualifiers
  • Student Voice club update
  • Achievements for 5th grade Math Masters

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March 22, 2024
  • Speech and debate achievements
  • Excellence in Fine Art
  • Winter athletics wrap-up

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February 17, 2024
  • The Orono Coalition
  • DECA state qualifiers
  • Winter athletics update

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February 2, 2024
  • History Day at OMS
  • Unified Basketball tournament
  • U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates

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December 19, 2023
  • Spirit of giving
  • You Matter Week at OHS
  • Outstanding Outcomes award

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November 21, 2023
  • Strategic planning community survey
  • Faculty tenure
  • Fall athletics wrap-up

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October 18, 2023
  • Caring and connection in Orono Schools
  • Character Counts week
  • Fall athletics update

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October 6, 2023
  • Homecoming week festivities
  • National Merit Commended Scholars
  • AP Honor Roll recognition

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September 22, 2023
  • National Merit semifinalists
  • Unified national award
  • Upcoming events

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