****Please note, that this event will be a week earlier than our usual monthly luncheons.
& Achievement in Transition
Saint Paul Public School's mission statement is "Inspire students to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world.”".
Learn firsthand what changes Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendant of St. Paul Public Schools, is implementing to make this statement a reality.
As the second largest school district in the state with 37,000 students and a staff of 5,000, Dr. Gothard will share his insights as well as plans for success.
Midway Chamber Safety Policy:
The Midway Chamber of Commerce adheres to the guidelines set forth by each event venue and any additional government policy in effect.
The Midway Chamber will have facemasks available, as well as hand sanitizer available at all in-person events.
Saint Paul College Safety Stance
Face coverings are required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status.
About Dr. Gothard
Dr. Joe Gothard has been superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) since July 1, 2017. He is the educational leader of the school district, which serves approximately 36,000 Pre-K-12 students and employs over 5,500 staff. SPPS is the second-largest and most diverse school district in Minnesota, with students who speak more than 125 languages and 70% who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
Gothard launched the SPPS Achieves strategic plan in December 2018 to set aspirational and attainable goals for student achievement, guide decision-making, and focus the district’s efforts on long-term student outcomes. In 2020-21, he led the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring decisions met the needs of students and families, prioritized community well-being, championed equity, and were fiscally sustainable.
Gothard believes in the power of public education to foster relationships, build community, and inspire students to achieve beyond their highest expectations. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, Mary. They have three grown children.