Bio – Renee

Dr. Renee Corneille

Dr. Renee Corneille is incredibly passionate about ensuring children are seen, heard and cared for while they are at school. She’s dedicated her life’s work toward kids receiving high-quality education, high
support, and equitable access to education and resources.


Corneille’s career in education began in 1998 at Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) in Minnesota. For seven years she was their varsity softball coach. During this time, she was also a teacher at their middle and high schools for a total of five years. Then in 2006, she moved into an administrative role at BPS and was named the Middle School Dean of Students. She held this position for a total of two years, before becoming the Middle School Assistant Principal at BPS. In 2010, Corneille left BPS for a position as Principal of St. Anthony Middle School, at the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District (ISD282). Shortly after, she was named the Interim-Principal at St. Anthony Village High School. In 2012, Corneille took on additional roles as the Director of Technology, and the Director of Teaching and Learning at ISD282. She held this dual-role for a total of six years. Corneille is currently the Superintendent of St. Anthony-New Brighton School District. This is a role she has held since 2018.

Corneille graduated from Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota, and continued her educational career at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UofM). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, with a minor in history, from the UofM. She then went on to earn her Masters in Education, and Doctorate in Education, at the UofM. She also obtained both her Principal License and Superintendent License from the UofM.

In addition to her K-12 educational work, Corneille also holds positions as a facilitator for the Minnesota Principals; Academy, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development program.

Part of being a lifelong learner and leader in K-12 education is to be involved in various associations and community engagement programs. She is currently a mentor for AASA National Superintendent
Certification, and is a member of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD), the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA),
and the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club.

Corneille is not one to boast about her own accomplishments; she is really in it for the kids and their life-long success. Yet, she understands the importance of demonstrating achievement (again, this was difficult for her to do; she’d much rather brag about the accomplishments of others—especially kids).
 
Below is a list of awards and honors that she has received over the years:

● Winner of the 2021 Richard Green Scholar Award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators for a White Paper: Schooling and Education in The St. Anthony-New Brighton
Using Context to Help Understand This Moment and Provide a Path for the Future.
● Received University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence in Education Leadership Award 2017: (http://www.ucea.org/2017/10/05/recognizing-strong-school-leadership-national-p rincipals-month/)
● Selected as Minnesota’s 1999 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award:
(https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1999/10/06/06honors.h19.html)
● Honored as University of Minnesota Women’s Athletics 1999 Alum of the Year. University of Minnesota Varsity Softball, Four-year Letter winner 1993-1997.  Academic All-Big Ten, 1996 and 1997.