Minneapolis public schools have a new associate superintendent: Sara Paul, as announced last week by Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson. Paul replaces Mark Bonine, who assumes the top job in Brooklyn Center at the end of this month.

Paul will continue to oversee the Office of New Schools (district-authorized charters and a self-governed school), her previous assignment, but add supervision of the district's planned semi-autonomous partnership schools.

Meanwhile, another associate superintendent, Theresa Battle, is headed for St. Paul, where she was a teacher and principal. She has overseen southwest schools, and will be an assistant superintendent for high schools in St. Paul.

Earlier this year, the district's second-ranking administrator, Rick Mills, left to head a Florida district. He then hired Don Hall, the district's chief information officer, to be one of his deputy superintendents. Also departing is Emily Puetz, the chief academic officer, for family reasons.