Ed Graff

Superintendent
Minneapolis Public Schools

Hired this summer, Ed Graff is the latest in a line of leaders to be tapped by a fractious school board to lead a troubled district. Charged with mitigating the effects of a micromanaging board, student poverty, family breakdown, an inflexible contract with teachers and vociferous complaints about student equity, Graff has his work cut out for him in an office that tends to consume its occupant in 24 to 36 months. By year’s end the community will be looking for a sense that he can be effective where his predecessors were not.