Mankato educator will be assistant superintendent in District 191

Cynthia Amoroso

Cynthia Amoroso,  of the Mankato Area Public Schools, will be the new assistant superintendent in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

She was selected from a pool of candidates following three stages of rigorous interviews, according to incoming Superintendent Joe Gothard, who headed up the selection process. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Education on June 20, and she will join the district on July 1.

“I want to thank Cindy for accepting the offer to join District 191 as our next assistant superintendent,” Gothard said. “We welcome her and are excited about the skills and experiences she brings to our leadership team.”

Amoroso has served in several roles and key leadership positions in Mankato. She’s been director of curriculum and instruction since 1998. Amoroso has also been an elementary and high school teacher, assistant principal and reading coordinator.

“Cindy’s colleagues refer to her as a ‘go to’ person because of her strong instructional leadership and understanding of complex challenges,” Gothard said.

As assistant superintendent, Amoroso will supervise and support the district’s K-12 instructional programs including principals, integration and magnet programs, federal title programs, ESL instruction, curriculum development, assessment, instructional technology and professional development.

The district’s current assistant superintendent, Chris Lindholm, will become superintendent of Pequot Lakes Public Schools on July 1.