(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Renee Corneille, Superintendent of the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, the 2021 Richard Green Scholar. Dr. Corneille will present a paper, “Schooling and Education in a post COVID-19 world: Using context to help understand this moment and provide a path for the future” at the MASA Fall Conference, September 26-28, at the DECC in Duluth.
MASA established the Richard Green Scholars Program in 2006 to honor the scholarly work and professional development of Minnesota school leaders. The program is an annual recognition of the research, writing, and presentation of a paper reflecting the practice of excellent school leadership. Scholar candidates apply for the program and a subcommittee of the MASA Executive Development Committee selects the recipient.
Dr. Corneille has held the role of Superintendent of St. Anthony-New Brighton School District since 2018. Prior to the superintendency, she held the positions of middle school principal and interim-high school principal, Director of Technology, and the Director of Teaching and Learning at St. Anthony-New Brighton School District. Dr. Corneille began her teaching and administrative career with at Bloomington Public Schools where she was a middle and high school teacher, varsity softball coach, Middle School Dean of Students, and Middle School Assistant Principal.
In addition to her K-12 educational work, Dr. Corneille also holds positions as a facilitator for the Minnesota Principals’ Academy, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development program.
Dr. Corneille is an active MASA member and has served on the Executive Development and Nominating committees. She is currently working on her AASA National Superintendent Certification, and is a member of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA), and the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club.
Dr. Corneille received the 2017 University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence in Education Leadership Award 2017. She was selected as Minnesota’s 1999 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award and was honored as the University of Minnesota Women’s Athletics 1999 Alum of the Year.
Dr. Corneille earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cites. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minor in History and her Principal and Superintendent License from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
MASA is grateful to Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. for their ongoing support of the Richard Green Scholars Program. Cuningham Group exists to Uplift the Human Experience, a vision embodying their passion for design and its impact on their clients, communities, and the world.