Matt Hillmann is the Superintendent of Schools in Northfield, Minnesota. Matt grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history at St. John’s University in New York City and earned Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Matt has over 25 years of public education experience as a teacher, coach, principal, and district-level leader in nearly every aspect of school administration. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member for educational leadership at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the University of Minnesota. Matt met his wife Mary when they were first-year teachers in Madelia, Minnesota. They have three children and live in Northfield. Matt is a passionate Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Golden Gopher, and St. John’s Red Storm fan.
Past AASA Minnesota Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2022 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Michael Funk
2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year: Michelle Reid
2020 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year: Marlon Styles
About the Award:
The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement