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Charter School Support

An Approved Charter School Authorizer

Northfield Public Schools has a long history of supporting public school choice within the District. In that spirit, Northfield Public Schools serves as a Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approved charter school authorizer. Charter schools create a contract with the district and seek reauthorization on a regular basis. We strive to collaborate and share resources throughout the district.

Authorization Details


Authorizer Team

Our authorizer team brings decades of school leadership experience and is prepared to assist our charter school leaders. This, along with our laser focus on supporting charter schools located within our district boundaries, provides exemplary support to charter schools that successfully become part of our portfolio. You can reach anyone on the team by phone at 507-663-0600.

  • Matt Hillmann, Ed.D. | Superintendent
    primary authorizer contact, general support for all areas, contracts, contract renewals, evaluation
  • Mary Grace Hanson | Director of Teaching and Learning
    curriculum support
  • Hope Langston | District Assessment Coordinator
    testing, data analysis