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Molly Dexter Named Interim Director of Early Childhood

September 29, 2023

Molly Dexter will serve as the Interim Administrator of Early Childhood Education for Lakeville Area Schools through the 2023-24 school year. 

“Dexter brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record of dedication to the District’s early childhood programming,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Emily McDonald. “She has been an integral part of Lakeville Area Schools for 30 years and has consistently demonstrated her commitment to providing high-quality early childhood education and care for the District’s youngest students. Her leadership skills and deep understanding of early childhood programming will ensure the department’s continued success this school year.“

“I’m excited for this opportunity,” said Dexter. “I’m looking forward to leading the process to develop a district-wide vision for early childhood education, supporting early childhood programming and services, and welcoming families and our youngest learners into the school district as they begin their education journey.” 

Over her nearly 30 years with the school district, Dexter has worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, and most recently as the Coordinator for Early Childhood Special Education.


Dexter holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology from St. Cloud State University, a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of St. Thomas and Educational Administration/Director of Special Education licensure from St. Mary’s University.