Hello, Minnetonka Community,Hard to believe it is February—feels a lot like APRIL out here! I’m coming to you from our Community Education building. As superintendent—and also as a father and a grandfather—I would have to say that I am definitely in my happy place, surrounded by the excited voices of our youngest learners. Second semester is officially underway. It’s a time of year when our high school students start anew with classes and begin to consider what’s ahead for them—whether they are thinking about what to enroll in next year at MHS and its many pathways of learning—or whether they are graduating and heading off to their next big educational or career adventure. I’ve been visiting elementary, middle school and high school classrooms throughout the district over the past several months, and I am so pleased with all that I am seeing. From our creative and dedicated teachers to our supportive paraprofessionals and school staff to our eager and engaged students—there is much to be proud of in this district. I've been excited to have the opportunity to watch our kids excel in the areas that interest them—from the spectacular theater productions and musical performances to the outstanding academic and athletic achievements to the truly impactful service projects, our students continue to be so inspiring! As always, I want to thank you for your support and investment in Minnetonka Schools. Thank you for being part of this incredible community and for all you do to help us live out our theme of Excellence in How We Live, Lead and Learn. Have a great semester!
David Law, JD
Superintendent of Schools
“It is my great honor to serve the students and families of Minnetonka Public Schools. This is a district that is well-established for its exceptional academics and for its innovation and comprehensive approach to child-centered excellence. It has been heartwarming to experience the wonderful welcome my family and I have received from so many staff, administrators, parents and community members. This is an incredible school district, and I am committed to maintaining the tradition of academic excellence and innovation.”
About Superintendent Law
David Law is the superintendent of Minnetonka Public Schools, one of the top school districts in Minnesota.
Law earned a BA from Hamline University with a major in mathematics and a minor in education. His teaching career includes experiences in California and Minnesota at the middle school and high school level. In 1998, he began his administrative career. Over the following 12 years, he worked in Mounds View, Anoka-Hennepin and White Bear Lake school districts as a middle school administrator. Law completed his k-12 principal and superintendent license at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and earned his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2010, he was named assistant superintendent for White Bear Lake Area Schools. He spent eight years as superintendent for the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the largest school district in Minnesota. In 2022, he accepted the role of superintendent of Minnetonka Public Schools.
Law has been an adjunct professor at both Bethel University’s Graduate School of Education and at the University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership and Policy Development Department. He has served on the Anoka Ramsey Community College Advisory Board, the American Heart Association Board, is a member of the Excelsior Rotary Club and has served as a board member for Greater Twin Cities YMCA. He has also served on the Minnesota Association of School Administrators Governing Board and was elected President for 2019-20. He was elected by his peers to represent Minnesota on the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board and has served on the AASA Executive Board. Law is also a member of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts Executive Board and was board chair for the former collaborative, TIES. Law was named Minnesota Technology Education Teachers Association Administrator of the Year in 2017 and was named 2019-20 Superintendent of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.