Superintendent's Corner


  • Superintendent Westby Dear Families and Community Members:

    Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  It is truly my pleasure to welcome you to the Sauk Centre School District, home of the Mainstreeters, and to the start of a new and exciting year.  Whether you are “experienced” with our school district or are new to the Sauk Centre Public Schools, we are thrilled you are here and have chosen our schools for your educational experiences.

    The beginning of each school year brings with it a tremendous amount of excitement and enthusiasm.  This year will be no exception!  On behalf of our staff, we are excited about the upcoming school year and the changes that are occurring across our district.  Please help me welcome the following new teachers to Sauk Centre Schools:


    Brooke Barthel
    – FACS (Family & Consumer Science)
    Taylor Pearson – English
    Tessa Jensen – Kindergarten
    Jill Klaphake – Phy Ed
    Nicole Pecher – Special Education
    Jason Schultz – Special Education
    Dan Dawson – Technology Integrationist
    Bailee Jackson – Speech Language Pathologist
    Grace Krippner – Secondary School Study Skills
    Ingrid Mello – English Language Learner
    Anna Schulzetenberg – 2nd Grade

    I have no doubt that each of these new team members will have a tremendously positive impact on our students, our district and our entire community!

    While our district continues to experience change moving forward, there are some things that you have come to expect from the Sauk Centre Public Schools that will not change.  Among the many things that won’t change during the upcoming school year include our entire staff’s commitment to excellence, our dedication and professionalism to all our district’s students and families as well as our goal of continually providing quality programming, curriculum, activities and facilities.

    As always, I encourage you to become involved in our student’s education and in the Sauk Centre Schools learning community.  The outcome of communities and schools working together can truly be life-changing!  As we step into the new school year, my goal and wish for all is to have an exciting, rewarding 2021-22 school year!

     Pat Westby
    Superintendent