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Join Our Team!

With more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees, including 2,100 licensed teachers and administrators, more than half of whom hold master’s or specialist’s degrees, District 196 is one of the area’s largest employers.

Our employees are proud of the comprehensive educational program we offer and the commitment with which we deliver it. In fact, Forbes named District 196 a top employer in Minnesota on its 2023 America's Best Employers by State list. We are one of only two school districts in Minnesota to make the list.

Not only are we a school district with high academic standards and expectations, but we also have a record of outstanding achievements both in and out of the classroom. 

District 196 offers many challenging careers with opportunities for growth and advancement. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a variety of flexible work schedules and an exciting work atmosphere where you can make a difference! We invite you to learn more about District 196 and consider joining our award-winning staff.

For more information about our employment opportunities, please call Human Resources at 651-423-7755 or email Tamara Bosiacki at

For information on becoming a substitute in District 196 please call 651-423-7632 or email Alissa Wendorff at

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Mission and Values

We are dedicated to providing boundless opportunities for our students in a learning environment in which they can learn and grow. Whether they have an affinity for academics, arts and/or athletics, our goal is to expose students to the infinite possibilities within the district and throughout our communities.

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Our Benefits

We care about the health and well-being of you. In District 196, we have competitive benefits, including a number of health savings and retirement options.

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Latest News

Our students give us a lot to celebrate. Catch up on our district’s latest achievements and current projects. 

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