Superintendent Mary M. Kreger
Mary M. Kreger was named superintendent of Independent School District 196 on November 5, 2018, after serving in an interim role for four months. She leads a 10-member administrative cabinet that is responsible for the overall operation of the state’s third largest school district, with an annual budget of $500 million.
Superintendent Kreger started working for District 196 in 2005 as director of special education and member of the superintendent’s cabinet. Prior to coming to District 196, she worked for South Washington County Public Schools for 13 years as a special education teacher, coordinator and supervisor. She began her career in Minnesota as a substitute teacher, working in Minneapolis, Lakeville and District 196.
She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Luther College and earned her master’s degree in special education, specialist degree in education administration and superintendent licensure from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has lived in District 196 since 1990 and her three children graduated from District 196 schools.
Superintendent Kreger regularly tweets about her visits around our schools and community and shares important information for district families.