Bio – Jeff E

Jeff Elstad - Associate Consultant

Since 2017, Jeff has been serving as superintendent of the Owatonna Public Schools, a diverse rural district in south-central Minnesota. Jeff has extensive experience working in school districts  — large and small — and has served as a principal, assistant principal, director of special services, early childhood special education teacher and speech/language pathologist. 

As a consultant, Jeff has provided support to school systems, non-profit organizations, and businesses for strategic planning, leadership development, coaching, and organizational alignment.  

Jeff served on the Board of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) for five years, including as president in 2020-2021. He currently serves on the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board.

Jeff is a recipient of the Minnesota School Counselors Administrator of the Year award honoring his work to bring relationships and the need for comprehensive support systems to students with varying and multiple needs. He has been honored by his MASA colleagues as an Administrator of Excellence. 

Jeff has been an adjunct instructor at Concordia-St. Paul University and the University of St. Thomas, and been a guest lecturer. He holds a Education Specialist degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato, a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University.