District Administration

 Patrick Westby, Superintendent

Phone: 320-352-2258

Email: patrick_westby@isd743.k12.mn.us

Degrees and Certifications:

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

Phone: 320-352-2258

Email: amy_millard@isd743.k12.mn.us

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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

Phone: 320-352-2258

Email: Sheila_Flatau@isd743.k12.mn.us

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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)

 Don Peschel, Dean of Students; Assistant Community Ed Director

Phone:

Email: don_peschel@isd743.k12.mn.us

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Don Peschel, Dean of Students; Assistant Community Ed Director

Welcome to Sauk Centre Public Schools.   It is an honor to serve staff, students, and families in the community I grew up in. I have served this district as an Elementary Teacher, Coach, Dean of Students, and Community Education Director. My career started in this district in 1991 as an Elementary Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach, and I moved into an administration roll in 2013.

Working with the staff and students of Sauk Centre is a highlight for me every single day. It is an honor to be part of a team that focuses on student success and that is accepting of challenges that promote self- improvement and dedication to our district’s families. In this district, students come first.

Our mission states clearly that or goal is to, “Prepare students to be responsible, self-directed learners, who respect others, achieve excellence, and contribute to society”. This echo’s in our hallways and is a driving force behind all of our staff.

Education/Certification:

BS – Bemidji State University (Elementary Education/ Coaching – 1990)
MA – University of Minnesota (Curriculum and Instructional Practice – 1999)
K-12 Administrative Certification (St. Mary’s University – 2016
Superintendents Licensure (St. Mary’s University – 2016)
Community Education Certification (Minnesota State – Mankato – completion July 2017)

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