Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director and former Eden Prairie Schools Superintendent Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced June 20 that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools.

His last day at Perpich will be determined soon. Tryggestad has led the agency since August 2017. This is a homecoming, of sorts, as Dr. Tryggestad was a principal in Pine City from 1997-2003.

Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley is a Minnesota state agency that seeks to advance K-12 education throughout the state by teaching in and through the arts. Minnesota is one of only a handful of states in the nation with a dedicated state agency supporting arts education.

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