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A message from the Superintendent



February 20, 2017

Dear Mounds View families,
I want to let you know about a pair of upcoming administrative changes taking place for next school year.

New role

Jeff Ridlehoover To begin, I am pleased to announce that Jeff Ridlehoover has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Mounds View Public Schools, effective July 1. This position has been unfilled since I began my role as Superintendent last July. As our new Assistant Superintendent, Jeff will be working with us on a variety of District-level projects.

As you know, Jeff has been an exceptional instructional leader for Mounds View for the past four years, and he was deservedly named 2017 Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. I know Jeff will miss leading Mounds View High School, but he is ready for and excited to accept this next challenge. We are fortunate to welcome him to our district’s administrative team.

New principal named

Stephanie Bruggers I am also pleased to share that we have named Stephanie Bruggers as the new Principal of Mounds View High School, effective July 1. Stephanie has served as an Associate Principal for the past five years – two years at Mounds View and three years at Wayzata High School. Previously, she worked at Osseo Area Schools for 13 years, serving as an instructional coach and a social studies teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from the College of St. Benedict, a master’s degree in education from St. Mary’s University and an educational specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas. Stephanie and her husband Tom have three sons – Joey (14), Michael (10) and Sam (10).

Stephanie has been an active member of the Mounds View administrative team and is committed to continuing their work. She is a dynamic and collaborative leader, and I’m confident she will enjoy a seamless transition. 

In the coming months, you will have the opportunity to wish Jeff well as he departs Mounds View High School and transitions into his new role with the District. You will also have the opportunity to welcome Stephanie into her new role as Principal. With their continued leadership, our district and Mounds View High School are both positioned well for continued growth and success.

Chris Lennox

Chris Lennox