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Posted on 03/29/2023

Hastings ISD 200 Superintendent Search

Hastings School Board Selects Superintendent

 At a special board meeting on May 23, 2023, the Hastings School Board unanimously voted to select Dr. Tamara Champa as the district’s next superintendent.

“Dr. Champa has the qualifications and skills identified by the School Board and community stakeholders to lead Hastings Public Schools. Her student-centered decision-making, focus on collaboration, and demonstrated leadership make her the right fit for our District. We are looking forward to working together for the good of our students,” said Lisa Hedin, School Board Chair.


The School Board will be conducting contract negotiations with Dr. Champa and a contract is expected to be approved by the School Board at a May 31 special school board meeting. 


The pending start date for Dr. Champa will be July 1, 2023.  

The results of the Superintendent Search Survey were presented at the Special Board Meeting on April 24th by MSBA.  The results of the survey have been linked below for community members to review at their convenience.  The Hastings School Board has determined that the results from this survey will be the tool used throughout the remainder of the Superintendent Search Process as the voice of the stakeholders.  Again, thank you to all those who participated, your feedback has been valuable in this process.

For those unable to attend the live Q&A event held on April 4th with MSBA to address questions relating to the Superintendent Search Process, the event is viewable now by clicking  HERE.  

Other Information:
Superintendent Search Timeline
Hastings ISD 200 Superintendent Vacancy Brochure
Virtual Q&A with MSBA Meeting Recording
Superintendent Search Stakeholder Engagement Survey

Important Meeting Dates

Date Time Description Location
4/24/2023 6:00 PM Special Meeting - MSBA interview training, stakeholder survey report, interview questions and procedures, Superintendent contract parameters Hastings Middle School Media Center
5/10/2023 7:00 PM Special Meeting - Determination of finalists, interview questions and procedures; MSBA interview training review Hastings Middle School Media Center
5/16/2023 Interviews: 1:45 PM start
Deliberations: 6:00 PM start
Special Meeting - First round interviews Interviews: District Office Conference Room A
Deliberations: Hastings Middle School Media Center
5/23/2023 4:15 PM Special Meeting - Second Round Interviews Hastings Middle School Media Center
5/31/2023 6:00 PM Special Meeting - Superintendent Contract Approval Hastings Middle School Media Center