Bio – Jeff

Bio - Jeff Ronneberg

Jeff Ronneberg has been superintendent of the Spring Lake Park Schools in Minnesota since January 2010. 

Spring Lake Park Schools is a diverse district in suburban Minneapolis – St. Paul with an enrollment of 6,200 students comprising the cities of Blaine, Spring Lake Park, and Fridley. In addition, Jeff has provided consulting services to school systems, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the strategic leadership and organizational alignment, systemic innovation and leadership. 


Under Dr. Ronneberg’s leadership, the staff throughout the Spring Lake Park Schools work to creatively meet the unique needs of each student, designing innovative, personalized learning environments that transform the student experience. This district-wide focus has required alignment and partnership from the boardroom to the classroom, which has been advanced through Dr. Ronneberg’s leadership.  


In addition to his work with a school board as a superintendent, Jeff has extensive experience in board governance. He served on the Board of Trustees of Learning Forward – formerly known as the National Staff Development Council – from 2010-2015. In 2013-2014, he served as president of the organization. Learning Forward is a nonprofit, international association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional development. In addition, he was selected to serve on the Board of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) for three years, including a term as the organization’s president in 2015-2016. Furthermore, he has served on the University of Minnesota’s Urban Leadership Academy Advisory Board, the Association of Metropolitan School District Executive Board, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum Board of Directors. 


Dr. Ronneberg is a recipient of the University of Minnesota Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, a national award honoring distinguished educators from across the country. In addition, he has been invited to present at numerous conferences locally, regionally, and nationally


He has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, Capella University, Concordia-St. Paul University, and been a guest lecturer Hamline University, Minnesota State University, and St. Cloud State University. 


He holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University-Mankato, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.