Staff members Tony and Kaline smiling

Spring Lake Park Schools welcomes two leaders to new roles. Tony Mayer has been named director of Human Resources and Kaline Sandven Marinello is director of Special Education.

Tony, the district’s director of special education and student services will transition from that role to become the director of Human Resources. He assumes the role as Ryan Stromberg leaves for a new opportunity.

“In recent weeks, I have explored options within and outside of our district for the leadership of Human Resources,” says Jeff Ronneberg, superintendent. “The search for a leader who values people and brings transferrable skills to the role led to Tony.”

For the last five years, Tony has led special education and student services for Spring Lake Park Schools. During his tenure, the district has made tremendous progress thanks to his leadership and to the strength of the team he has established.

Tony has also served – for two years now – as the COVID-19 coordinator for Spring Lake Park Schools. In that capacity, he’s worked closely with HR and with teams across the system each day to navigate the pandemic.

“Tony’s core leadership and people skills make him such a natural fit for this role,” says Jeff.

With Tony’s transition to HR, Kaline Sandven Marinello will become director of special education for Spring Lake Park Schools. For the last 17 years, Kaline has assumed progressive responsibilities in student services and special education – starting as an Emotional Behavior Disorder teacher at the high school and most recently as district lead for student services.

“Kaline has been a highly sought after leader,” says Jeff. “Her demonstrated success makes for a seamless transition as we move forward.”

Both Tony and Kaline began their new roles the week of March 7.