District welcomes new administrative, school leaders

Published on Aug 12, 2020
Beth Flottmeier, Sarah Moline, Molly Hollenbeck

Bloomington Public Schools welcomes new administrative and school leaders to start the 2020-21 school year: Beth Flottmeier, Sarah Moline and Molly Hollenbeck.

Beth Flottmeier is the new director of curriculum and instruction, replacing Rachel Gens who accepted a position with another school system this month. Flottmeier has been with the district since 1998, serving as an elementary teacher, curriculum coordinator, media director, summer school coordinator/principal, interim elementary principal and most recently as a literacy coach at Oak Grove Elementary School.

Flottmeier holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Hamline University, and an educational specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Sarah Moline is the new early learning and youth and family services director. The Bloomington Jefferson High School graduate will serve as the site leader for Pond Center, which houses early childhood screening and family education and 3- and 4-year-old preschool. Moline started her education career as a Kids’ SAFARI activity leader with the district in 1998, then moved into early childhood teaching and coordinator positions with Small Wonders Preschool and Lakeville Community Education. She most recently served as the director of early childhood programs for Eden Prairie Schools.

Moline holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and Minnesota State University - Mankato, and is currently working on her administrative K-12 licensure.

Molly Hollenbeck is joining the Kennedy High School administrative team as an assistant principal. She was hired by Akram Osman, the new Kennedy principal. Hollenbeck served as an associate principal at Eden Prairie High School for the past five years, and was previously a special education teacher and district behavior specialist in Eden Prairie Schools. Hollenbeck is the former assistant director of student support services for Edina Public Schools.

Hollenbeck holds her K-12 administrative and Director of Special Education licensure from St. Mary’s University, a graduate degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

In addition to Osman, the district also selected earlier this year Carey Seeley to replace Ridgeview Elementary School principal Steven Abrahamson, who retired in June after 25 years.