Market That District!!

A big thank you an email that alerted us to this story.  From the Sun Post on March 9, 2011;

District 281 names new marketing director

Tia Clasen has been named the new marketing and communications program director for Robbinsdale District 281 Area Schools. She was among 50 people who applied for the position after Jeff Dehler resigned from District 281. Her salary will be $94,447 annually.

Clasen has taught elementary and secondary language arts and social studies in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School district for the last 13 years.  In 2008, Clasen was named that district’s gifted magnet coordinator, responsible for developing, implementing and marketing the district’s gifted magnet school and programs. Her focus was recruiting and retaining students in the district and finding innovative ways to serve under-represented populations.

Clasen graduated summa cum laude from Augsburg College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She earned middle school licensure in 1997 in the area of language arts and social students, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2000. She also has a certificate in gifted and talented education from Hamline University. Clasen serves on both the metro and state boards of the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

Wow, just 94 grand a year (plus all the cushy benefits)!  That’s it?  Gee, what a bargain for someone to market the district to the taxpayers……at taxpayer expense!

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