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Minnetonka Named Top Workplace
Minnetonka Named Top Workplace

The Minnetonka School District has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, which recognizes the most progressive organizations in Minnesota based on employee surveys. We were ranked #27 in the "Top Large Companies" category and we are the top-ranked public school district.

"This recognition is a reflection on how much we value our staff," reported Superintendent Dennis Peterson. "Our District is headed in a positive direction, and employees provide ongoing input and innovation that ensures we continue to be a District of excellence."

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, "The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies."

Our District is home to 1,400 employees—including teachers, principals, office assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, nutrition services staff, technology staff and administrators—who all share the commitment to providing world-class, child-centered excellence.

From our staff:

"I enjoy teaching in the Minnetonka Public Schools because of the connection with students, families and community as well as the cultural focus on continuous improvement, forward thinking and excellence that makes me immensely proud."

- Melanie Mozingo, Minnetonka High School

"We have great people and great teamwork in the MHS Activities Office—it makes our office a fun and inviting place for students, parents and faculty. My favorite part of working here is the daily interaction with students."

-Gwynn Pletsch, Activities Office at Minnetonka High School

"I feel part of a team—a family—everyone is supportive of each other's work, whether you are an administrator, teacher, office staff, etc. I genuinely feel that everyone is working for the greater good of the children."

-Stephanie Pearson, Deephaven Elementary School

"I love coming to work every day, especially because of the comradery with my colleagues."

-Monica Clark, Student Enrollment

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

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