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(Update 5/31/23): Brad Berzinski is coming home. 

The Winona Area Public Schools board on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, unanimously voted to select Brad Berzinski as the district’s next superintendent. 

“The board is thrilled to have Brad begin as a superintendent in WAPS,” chair Nancy Denzer said. “He did an exceptional job in both the first and second interviews. He is well prepared to help move our district forward.”

Berzinski attended Winona Area Public Schools and is a Winona Senior High School graduate. He previously served as an athletic director, principal and teacher in the district. He is currently the principal of St. Charles High School. 

The school board will enter into contract negotiations with Berzinski later this week. The contract is expected to be approved by the school board at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 8. 

The pending start date for Berzinski will be July 1, 2023.


The Winona Area Public Schools Board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association to select a new superintendent. This website will be updated with resources and information until our next leader begins on July 1, 2023.

An important part of the search process is gathering stakeholder input for the board to consider as it moves forward in selecting the new superintendent. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to guide and provide assistance throughout the process, and MSBA has two ways for the school community to get involved — a search survey and a virtual Q & A session. 

Please click through the information below to learn more about how you can lend your voice to this process.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, an applicant's completed file must be received by MSBA prior to 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2023.



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