Nate Manaen named next assistant superintendent at Eastern Carver County Schools

Nate Manaen named next assistant superintendent at Eastern Carver County Schools

Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Nate Manaen as the next assistant superintendent of schools. Manaen will start in July and succeed Dr. Erin Rathke, who was named superintendent earlier this year.  

Currently Director of Student Services at Anoka-Hennepin School District, Manaen brings almost 20 years of transformative leadership experience to the role. Before joining the Anoka-Hennepin School District, where he started as Principal of Mississippi Elementary, Nate served as Principal at Ravenswood Elementary, a Prek-8 school in the Chicago Public Schools system. Nate started his career in education teaching third grade at the elementary level. 

He is a results-driven educational leader with experience in both suburban and urban districts who believes in the power of shared voice and leadership in producing transformational outcomes for students. Manaen’s demonstrated leadership skills and passion for education excellence for every student positions him well to partner with principals and teaching staff to enhance Eastern Carver County Schools’ strategic initiatives that support student growth and achievement.

Manaen earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, a master’s degree in education curriculum and development from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, and a master’s of education in school leadership from Harvard University. 

Manaen earned the position following a rigorous and thorough interview process that included multiple rounds of interviews with various stakeholders. His leadership experience at both the building and district level and his steadfast commitment to fostering welcoming, engaging and academically rigorous learning environments for all students make him a great fit for Eastern Carver County Schools. We are proud to welcome Nate to our community of learners, teachers, and all who work to benefit young people.