Superintendent reading with students

About the Superintendent’s Office

The superintendent, Jane K. Berenz, is the chief administrative officer of District 196, appointed by and directly responsible to the School Board. The superintendent serves as an ex-officio member of the board, facilitates the work of the board and is responsible to the board for providing direction and leadership to the school district.

The Superintendent’s Office supports the work of the superintendent and is also responsible for the development and administration of district policies, regulations and procedures; conducting school district elections, and facilitating School Board meetings and other activities.


Jane Berenz

Jane K. Berenz was appointed Superintendent of Independent School District 196 effective July 1, 2009. She has been connected with District 196 since she was a kindergarten student at Rosemount Elementary School. She graduated from Apple Valley High School in District 196 and since 1987 has held various jobs in the district, including high school special education teacher, elementary school teacher, elementary principal and then district director for nine years before she was named superintendent. She is also the mother of two daughters and two sons who graduated from District 196. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in special education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Superintendent Berenz regularly tweets about her visits around our schools and community and shares important information for district families. Follow her on Twitter.


To contact the superintendent, email Jane K. Berenz or call 651-423-7749.