District Administration

 Patrick Westby, Superintendent

Phone: 320-352-2258

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Patrick Westby, Superintendent

Welcome to Sauk Centre Schools! It is my pleasure and honor to serve the students, families, and community members of Sauk Centre as your Superintendent of Schools, and I want to welcome you to our District. My goal is that your time spent with us is both challenging and rewarding.

I started my position as ISD #743 Superintendent on July 1, 2016. Before coming to Sauk Centre Schools, I had the opportunity to serve the West Central Area School District for eight years as their Superintendent as well as their Elementary Principal for three years. I also have Minnesota administrative experiences with the Alexandria, Moorhead, and Red Wing School Districts along with elementary teaching experiences with the Pipestone and Moorhead School Districts.

My undergraduate degree in elementary education is from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. I earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN, in 1996 and later earned both K-12 principal and superintendent licensures through Minnesota State University Moorhead. While I grew up in Pelican Rapids, MN, my wife Cathy and our children Isaiah and McKenna are proud to call Sauk Centre home!

Go Streeters!!

 Amy Millard, Elementary Principal

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Amy Millard, Elementary Principal

It is a blessing to serve as Elementary Principal at Sauk Centre Elementary School. At Sauk Centre Elementary we pride ourselves on being respectful, responsible, and safe. Sauk Centre is a great community to raise a family in, and I am thankful to be a part of a supportive and welcoming community. The students and staff at Sauk Centre Elementary bring energy, smiles, and joy with them each and every day. I continually feel blessed to work at a job I love…elementary principal – best gig around! J

Education is where my heart has always belonged and I knew from a young age I wanted to pursue a career in education. Before becoming a principal, I spent time teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grade at Morris Area Elementary School. In June of 2012, I began pursing my Masters and Administrative Degree from St. Cloud State University. I completed my course work in June of 2014 and was hired at Sauk Centre Public Schools in July.

Education/Certification

BA – K-6 Elementary Education (University of MN, Morris – 2003)
MA – Educational Leadership and Administration (St. Cloud State University – 2013)
K-12 Administrative Certificate – St. Cloud State University – 2014)

 Sheila Flatau, Secondary Principal

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Sheila Flatau, Secondary Principal

Welcome! I am proud to serve the staff, students, and families of Sauk Centre Secondary School. I began my teaching career in this district as a Social Studies teacher in 1997. I had the privilege to teach 10th -12th grade students in various courses for ten years. After that, I served as both a K-12 principal and PreK-6 principal. In 2014, I had the honor to return to the district as the Secondary Principal. I enjoy working with our staff to provide a learning environment where students can see their potential to succeed and lead.

Additionally, at Sauk Centre Secondary School we envision a school . . .

• Where all students are engaged and instilled with a passion for life-long learning.
• Where the climate is respectful and fosters a sense of responsibility in our global community.
• Where students acquire basic knowledge as well as the life skills of problem-solving, communication, and collaboration through curricular and technological opportunities.  

Education/Certification:

BA – Social Science Secondary Education (University of MN, Morris – 1996)
MA – Education (Saint Mary’s University of MN – 2005)
K-12 Administrative Certificate (Saint Mary’s University of MN – 2007)

 Lucas Kosters, Secondary Assistant Principal

Phone: 320-352-2258 ext 3247

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Lucas Kosters, Secondary Assistant Principal

Welcome to Sauk Centre Secondary School! It is an honor for me to be the assistant principal for students in grades 5-12 in the Sauk Centre School District. My goal is to have a genuine, positive relationship with all students to ensure academic success in the classroom.

Before coming to Sauk Centre, I was a middle and high school Social Studies teacher in the Alexandria School District for 17 years. During the 2017-18 school year, I was the Dean of Students at Alexandria Area High School. I have also coached multiple sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, and football. These experiences have taught me the importance of quality school leadership and have shaped me into the leader I am today.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazing staff and terrific students every day at Sauk Centre Secondary School.  Go Streeters!

Education/Certificate
BA - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Education) - University of Mary 2000
MA - Education - St. Mary’s University of MN 2005
K-12 Administrative Certificate - St. Cloud State University 2016

 

 Brent Lieser,  Community Ed Director

Phone: 320 352-2855 ext. 4005

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Brent Lieser, Community Ed Director

Welcome!  I am humbled and honored to join the Streeter team and help serve the Sauk Centre School Community. Even though I am a new employee to the district, I am somewhat familiar with the Sauk Centre area. 

I was born and raised on a family farm by Browerville. During my elementary years, I attended Christ The King Catholic School and graduated from Browerville High School in 2000. My parents are from the St. Martin and Lake Henry areas. Growing up, we made quite a few trips through the Sauk area. 

I began my educational career in Royalton as a high school social studies teacher. I transitioned to become Activities Director in 2010 and Community Education in 2015. During my time as A.D. I had the privilege of working closely with Rick Fischer and Scott Bergman as members of MSHSL Region 5A and District 19.  

The community of Sauk Centre has always caught my eye and been an attractive place where many people in Central MN aspire to live and settle down to call home. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and learning about the rich history, culture, and Sauk Centre values. I am excited to see where we can take this school community and we want each of you to become a stakeholder in your school district. My wife, Tera, and our son, Krew, look forward to calling Sauk Centre home. 

If you have any ideas for a community ed class, access to resources, or want to become involved, please feel free to contact myself at brent.lieser@isd743.org or 320-352-2258 ext. 4005. Or Geri Nienaber at geri.nienaber@isd485.org or 320-352-2258 ext. 4006. 

I am excited to join your district and be a member of your community! 

Go Streeters! 

Education/Certification:
BS – Social Studies Education & Minor in Business - St. Cloud State University (2006)
Community Education Certification – St. Cloud State University (2017)  
MA - Educational Administration - St. Cloud State University (2018)
Administrative Licensure - St. Cloud State University (completion July 2019)