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Superintendent Ed Graff

Superintendent Ed Graff
Ed Graff is the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. 
Previously he served as the superintendent of the Anchorage School District, one of the nation's 100 largest school districts. Mr. Graff is dedicated to doing what is best for all students collectively while still meeting the needs of each individual.
Throughout Mr. Graff’s 25 years as an educator, the best interest of students has remained his top priority in order to ensure each has the opportunity for a well-rounded, enriching school experience along with the support needed to reach his or her potential.
Mr. Graff began his teaching career in 1991 at an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska. He went on to become a school principal, executive director of Elementary Education, chief academic officer and was appointed superintendent of ASD in 2013.
He has led implementation of the Anchorage School District’s comprehensive strategic plan, expanded districtwide differentiated learning opportunities, increased preschool and literacy efforts, facilitated collaboration with more than 600 business partners and provided proven supervision and accountability for student instruction and business management.
Mr. Graff believes commitment and focused efforts will ensure the district is supporting students first, maintaining a focus in the classroom and working hard to create high expectations for everyone.
Originally from Minnesota, Mr. Graff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from University of Southern Mississippi. He has post-masters coursework in curriculum, educational leadership and instruction.
Mr. Graff has served on several boards and professional organizations. In 2016, he was presented the Exemplary Social and Emotional Leadership Award from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. The award, demonstrating Mr. Graff’s leadership and vision for Social and Emotional Learning, had only been given twice before.
He is married to Michelle Prince, an elementary school principal. They have one son.