Degrees and Certifications:
Superintendent Ron Wagner received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University in 1986 and an M.A. in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1998. Superintendent Wagner then went on to receive an Educational Specialist degree in Administrative Licensure K-12 from the University of St. Thomas in 2004 and Superintendent Licensure Program in 2014.
Superintendent Wagner taught Social Studies and Elementary Education at South Dearborn Schools in Indiana. Beginning the 2000-2001 school year, Superintendent Wagner began his career with Minneapolis Public School District #1. At Minneapolis Public Schools, Wagner was a Math Teacher, a Teacher on Special Assignment with Administrative Duties/Assistant Principal, and Principal. Superintendent Wagner served as Associate Superintendent supporting 22 school communities within Minneapolis Public Schools since 2014. He joined Albert Lea Area Schools in July 2022.
“I come to Albert Lea with the values of community and family. We will continue to strengthen our relationships with the students and families while ensuring that our schools are the heartbeat of the city. Albert Lea is a beautiful community centered in family and we are fortunate to call Albert Lea home. As your new superintendent, I am committed to accelerating excellence and opportunities for all. I am looking forward to listening to students, partnering with the community, and ensuring our staff are part of a culture of excellence and high expectations. I am truly honored to serve as the Superintendent of Albert Lea Schools.”
- Superintendent Ron Wagner