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Welcome to Northwest Suburban Integration School District.  Our mission is to create and foster "A Global Community Learning and Growing Together." We accomplish our mission by providing opportunities for professional learning, Magnet Schools of Choice as well as college and career readiness programs for students in pursuit of closing achievement and opportunity gaps.  We offer professional development for all staff members within our seven member districts.  Check our website often for highlights from our member districts and NWSISD programs.

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A farewell statement from Melissa Jordan.
“It has been a great pleasure and honor to serve as the Executive Director for Northwest Suburban Integration School District since 2015. I believe in the mission of NWSISD and proud to have been a part of this multi-district collaborative that has withstood the test of time. The last eight years have been life changing both professionally and personally.

I have worked with talented, dedicated, and exceptional individuals. The continued learning, which I was afforded in this role as Executive Director, was an amazing experience. My plans are to join my husband in retirement where we look forward to traveling, biking, and projects at our cabin.

Thank you to all who have supported me and worked with me during my tenure. I appreciate all of you.”

With Gratitude,
Melissa Jordan

We look forward to continuing the mission of NWSISD as Heather Lyke begins a new chapter as Executive Director on July 1, 2023. 

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NWSISD Announces Change in Leadership


On behalf of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District staff, Joint Powers Board and Superintendent Advisory Board, please join us in celebrating Melissa Jordan’s retirement, effective June 30, 2023.

Introducing NWSISD's New Executive Director, Heather Lyke. 

I am Heather Lyke, and I am thrilled to be joining the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) team as the new Executive Director starting on July 1, 2023. Over the last few decades, my work has evolved from classroom to curriculum/instruction to administrative roles across three public school districts: Rochester, Dover-Eyota, and Minneapolis. I have also co-created and delivered professional development in nine of the districts comprising the Southeast Service Cooperative.

 It is my mission to remove barriers and provide more access to diverse educational opportunities for the NWSISD community. As Executive Director, not only do I see quality opportunities continuing for our communities' students, but also expanding and evolving as we—neighboring districts and educators—learn from and support each other.

Click here to read Heather Lyke's complete bio.