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Anoka-Hennepin introduces new superintendent in video spot

Posted by: Kim McGuire Updated: September 2, 2014 - 2:49 PM

The first day of school can be intimidating. Just ask any freshman.

But for David Law, the new Anoka-Hennepin superintendent, Tuesday was shaping up to be a piece of cake.

Sure, he met hundreds of new students, parents and teachers for the first time. And yeah, he's now running the state's largest school district.

But Law said Tuesday that he got the best sleep of his life Monday night, a fact he chalks up to the "tremendous" team of professionals who are helping him chart the district's future.

"Team" seems to be the operative word, for Law, a Coon Rapids graduate who also taught in the district. In fact, in a new video released to staff last week, Law is featured doing just about every job in the Anoka-Hennepin school district - everything from manning the lunch line to driving a bus.

The message is simple. "We can't do it alone." And by the video's end, you'll understand why.

The video took about two days to shoot and there are plans to film an alternative ending in coming days.

You can watch the whole thing here.

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