Rhonda Dean has been an educational leader for over 25 years. Prior to becoming Superintendent for Rockford Area Schools, Rhonda was the principal of Rockford high school (1-yr), Minneapolis Washburn (4 yrs), Andover high school, (6 yrs), and a member of the administrative team that opened Wayzata high school in 1997 for 11yrs. Prior to working as a school administrator, Rhonda was a lead mathematics teacher in the Minneapolis School District.
Rhonda’s experiences as an educational leader in urban, rural and suburban school districts, makes her uniquely qualified for the position as superintendent. Rhonda serves on various community and civic organizations that support the needs of K-12 students.
Ms. Dean grew up in Fridley and is a 1979 graduate of Fridley High School. She attended Normandale Community College, the University of St. Thomas and completed her undergraduate degree at Cameron University in Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a minor in Finance. Ms. Dean received her Master of Arts Degree in Education in 1996 from St. Mary’s University; a K-12 Administrative License in 1997; and received her Superintendent License in 2008.
Ms. Dean has two adult children who live in the metro area and two grandsons. In her (limited) spare time, she plays golf in the summer and racquetball in the winter.