Phone: 320-352-2258 ext 4001

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Degrees and Certifications:

AA-(Fergus Falls Community College 1987) BS- Elementary Education/Coaching(1990 Bemidji State University) MA-Curriculum/Instruction (University of Minnesota 1998) Educational Administration K-12 Principal(St. Mary’s University 2016) Educational Administration Community Ed. Director(St. Mary’s University 2016) Educational Administration Superintendent(St. Mary’s University 2016)

Don Peschel, Superintendent

I’m excited to return to the Sauk Centre School District after 4 years in Brandon-Evansville.  I look forward to serving the staff, students, families and the Sauk Centre community as your superintendent.  I am starting my 33rd year in public education.  Much of that time, 27 years, was spent in this wonderful district/community as a teacher, coach, and administrator.

 I look forward to continuing the tradition of providing a quality education to all of our students and families.  We have an outstanding staff, board, and leadership team that will continue to work towards challenging our students with the goal of achieving excellence.  I will be very active in reconnecting with the staff and community over the next year.  Most importantly for me is to meet and build relationships with our students.  They are our greatest resource.

 Finally, I’m honored to be in this position and so grateful for the opportunity to return home to the district and community that has given so much to me and my family through the years. 

 Have a great 2022-23 school year and Go Streeters!

Phone: 320-352-2258 ext 4000

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Sharon Haakinson, Administrative Assistant

Welcome!  I am delighted to be part of the team who serves the community here at the Sauk Centre Public Schools.  I grew up on a local dairy farm and have always called Sauk Centre home. After graduation, I completed the Legal Secretarial Program at Alexandria Technical College.  While we were raising our three sons, I was self-employed as a Job Developer in the Work Comp Industry and later accepted a position as an Office Administrator with Experience Works that operated nationally through state and federal grants.  

While our boys were growing up, we enjoyed horse riding activities and camping.  Les and I love spending time with our family and friends; and especially appreciate our time touring the beautiful country scenery together by motorcycle.

Phone: 320-352-2258 x4003

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Amy Thieschafer, Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Hello! I am grateful and excited to join the team here at Sauk Centre Public Schools in February 2018.  I grew up on my family’s farm near Greenwald and graduated from Melrose High School.  I then attended Fergus Falls Community College where I received my Associate in Arts Degree and then transferred to St. Cloud State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.  While in high school and college I worked as a Teller for five years at a Credit Union.  When I graduated college I accepted a position in St. Cloud doing accounts payables which soon grew into much more.  I managed five locations, processed payroll, Human Resources, Accounting and much more.  I was with that company for almost thirteen years and now am excited to learn the payroll process here and be working in the community we are raising our two beautiful children in.

In my families spare time you will find us camping, boating, riding 4-wheelers and snowmobiling (well if we get enough snow).  We truly love being active and doing anything that involves being outside.

Phone: 320-352-2258 ext 4002

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Beth Heinze, Business Manager

I am honored to be part of the Streeter family!  The Sauk Centre community has always been my home and I am a graduate of Sauk Centre High School as well as my two sons.  I started my career in school finance in April 2000 at Melrose Public Schools.  I served their community and business office for 15 years.  In September 2015 I became the business manager for Holdingford Public Schools.  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, families and staff here at Sauk Centre Schools starting in January 2022.  While school finance is largely a behind the scenes function for many people, it has an important impact on the success of our students.  Every decision I make is made with the students in mind and I hope to use my many years of experience to uphold and expand the many opportunities for our students and families.  Sauk Centre holds many memories for me and I hope the students in these halls make as many good memories here as I did and hope to do.

In my spare time, you can find me reading or taking a walk.  I also enjoy spending time at the lake with family and friends and touring the countryside with my husband on our motorcycle.  In the winter I enjoy traveling to somewhere warmer!

Phone: 20-352-2258 x4010

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Andrea DeFoe, MARSS/District Secretary

I grew up in Princeton, MN, but I am proud to call Sauk Centre my home now. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a thriving district and community where my husband and I can raise our 2 sons.
Prior to working for the school district, I had many years of experience as an administrative assistant in different industries including logistics, government, and agriculture.
When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, whether we are traveling, camping, or cheering on our favorite sports teams. Go Streeters!