Welcome to Sunrise Park Middle School
Sunrise Park Middle School strives to empower active learners in an emotionally supportive and engaging educational environment.
Sunrise Park Middle School serves approximately 850 students in grades 6-8. Students experience a comprehensive curriculum that includes a visual art, world language, band, choir and orchestra as well as family and consumer science, manufacturing and engineering courses.
The mission of Sunrise Park Middle School, a diverse community of students, staff and families, is to empower active learners who shape their futures by developing strong academic skills and discovering their individual strengths in an emotionally supportive and engaging educational environment distinguished by:
- Caring school community that fosters meaningful relationships and emotional well-being
- Variety of challenging and student-influenced learning opportunities
- Effective use of learning strategies that support student success
- Safe, innovative and inspiring environments
- Collaboration among students, staff, families and communities
I love the energy, enthusiasm and open-mindedness of middle school students. I enjoy spending time in classrooms, meeting with students, and collaborating with parents and teachers. During middle school, students become capable of learning more complex material. They also become increasingly independent and self-reliant. Middle school is an exciting and important time for students! I've worked in the White Bear Lake School District since 1994. I taught mathematics in the middle school and high school, then served as an associate principal at both campuses of the high school. I believe schools are most effective when school leaders work together with parents and teachers to help students succeed.
I am excited to serve in the role of Associate Principal at Sunrise Park Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the staff and students of Sunrise Park. I want to express my gratitude to you for sending us great kids who are creative, passionate and respectful. While I am new to the school I was immediately welcomed by a very committed and caring staff who greet your child daily with enthusiasm and compassion.
I have served as a social studies teacher and as an administrator of both the middle and high school levels and am proud to serve the students of the White Bear Lake School District. I look forward to partnering with you to help your child navigate the rigors of middle school and prepare them for the next chapter of their life.
I am excited to have joined the administrative team at Sunrise Park Middle School. I thoroughly enjoy working with staff, students, and families to build connections, and help students succeed. Through a lens of equity, I strive to ensure that all students feel welcome and safe, and are challenging themselves so they can achieve at higher levels than they ever thought possible.
I have served as a middle and high school teacher in Life Sciences, Language Arts, and Math. I have also worked as an Instructional Leader, observing and coaching teachers, and delivering PD, so that we as a staff can use our strengths to address our challenges. During this time, I founded a small weekend school where I worked as a principal. In that role, I became fascinated with the challenge of working at an administrative level to fulfill the overall goal of serving all our students by meeting their needs, and closing the achievement gap.
I'm excited to be serving at White Bear Lake Area Schools, and I look forward to working with you and your students!