Moorhead Area Public Schools
Independent School District 152
Brandon Lunak was named interim superintendent effective Dec. 1 through June 30, 2018 or until a new superintendent is hired. Lunak has been assistant superintendent of finance and operations for Moorhead Area Public Schools since July 1, 2014.
A Grand Forks, N.D., native, Lunak earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and his K-12 principal and superintendent’s license from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from MSUM.
Lunak taught physical education and health for Climax-Shelly School District in Climax, Minn., from 1997-2005. He was the superintendent/elementary principal in the Emerado Public School District in Emerado, N.D., from 2005-2011. There he led the district through an HVAC upgrade that was partially financed with a grant for energy efficiency.
From 2011-14, Lunak was superintendent of the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public Schools, where he led the district through the construction of a preschool addition to the elementary site with the help of a grant through the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services.
Brandon and his wife, Melissa, reside in Moorhead and have two children, Brycen and Azylen.