Dennis Carlson has taken the reins at MTCS Transition Charter Schools and will lead the system as interim superintendent through the end of the school year in June.

MTCS Board Chair Rebecca Juntunen said she was delighted the system has the opportunity to benefit from Mr. Carlson’s experience and judgment this year. The acting superintendent has had a distinguished career in education, most recently leading the large Anoka-Hennepin school district.

The board has undertaken a major search for an educator to lead the district in the years going forward. The superintendent has primary responsibility for all educational, governance and operating activities, and is accountable to the board of directors.

Juntunen noted that the district now serves more than 2,600 students, with a collection of schools to meet particular needs and areas. They range from the MTCS Elementary and High schools to Banaadir Academy and Banaadir South, PEASE Academy, and Minnesota Virtual High School and Minnesota MTCS Connections Academy, both virtual high schools.