WPS is a vibrant and caring community of teachers and students. We are located in the Twin Cities’ western suburbs. We encompass 38 square miles of both country and lakeside communities. To include, the unique and wonderful educational journey of each of all students. We do everything we can to help them embrace and nurture the possibilities. Discover why we are considered one of the best school districts in the country!
To conclude, we understand how great teaching, personalized learning and technological advancements come together. All to create a dynamic learning environment. We welcome your engagement in our schools and look forward to supporting your student on their unique and wonderful educational journey.
In Wayzata, we celebrate our rich history of excellence, but we never take it for granted. We honor our past, while celebrating the possibilities that we couldn’t have imagined even a few short years ago. Individualized learning, technological advancements, great teaching, academics, athletics and activities all come together to create a dynamic learning environment that prepares our students to thrive and excel not only in school, but in life.
Above all, our vision is to ensure each and every one of our students receives an great education. This is to be sure they can thrive today and excel tomorrow. An established curriculum review process and cycle fosters a continuous improvement model. Certainly involving community members who serve on our advisory committee.
Wayzata Public Schools is a vibrant, caring community of teachers and students located in the Twin Cities’ western suburbs. Extending from the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, we encompass 38 square miles of beautiful countryside, lakeside communities and growing suburbs.
Each of our students is on a unique and wonderful educational journey – and we do everything we can to help them embrace and nurture the possibilities.
Discover why we are considered one of the best school districts in the country!
Our students and staff are routinely recognized for excellent academic achievement. Here are some of the measures of success.
We are privileged to have outstanding support from our community.
Our teachers are among the most talented, enthusiastic and motivated professionals in the nation. Here are some of the things we do to both attract and retain great teachers:
We offer a variety of programs and services that meet the needs of all students. Here are just a few examples:
Welcome to Wayzata Public Schools! I am delighted to welcome you to a school community that embraces each and every student.
In Wayzata, we understand how great teaching, personalized learning and technological advancements come together to create a dynamic learning environment. We welcome your engagement in our schools and look forward to supporting your student on their unique and wonderful educational journey.
As superintendent, it is my responsibility to provide strategic leadership to bring our district’s vision, mission and strategic directions to life. This includes providing professional support and advice to the Wayzata School Board.
I’m fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve as superintendent in Wayzata since July 2008. I have a passion for lifelong learning and am an avid reader. My wife and I live in the district and are the proud parents of two Wayzata High School graduates.
Prior to Wayzata, I served as assistant superintendent and building administrator for Edina Public Schools. I have held numerous education positions including building principal at the pre-K, elementary, middle and high school levels and teacher and coach in Minnesota and Nebraska.
I hold a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis); an M.S. degree in Secondary School Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha; and a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls).
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