Pat Westby, Superintendent

Phone: 320-352-2258 ext 4001

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Pat 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 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 administrative experiences with the Alexandria, MN; Moorhead, MN and the Red Wing, MN School Districts along with elementary teaching experiences with the Pipestone, MN and Moorhead, MN 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, Moorhead, MN. 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!!

 Stacie Ilgen, Administrative Assistant

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Stacie Ilgen, Administrative Assistant

Welcome! I began my employment with Sauk Centre Public Schools in 2003 as a paraprofessional. I enjoy working with kids, and it was a perfect fit. In 2013 I moved to the Junior High Office as a secretary where I also served as the Student Council Advisor for grades 7-12. In 2015 I accepted the position as administrative assistant in the District Office. Prior to working for Sauk Centre Public Schools, I worked as an investment assistant at an accounting firm. I have an associate’s of applied science degree from Willmar Technical College.

 

 Amy Thieschafer, Payroll

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Amy Thieschafer, Payroll

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.

 Maria Waller, Business Manager

Phone: 320-352-2258 x4002

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Maria Waller, Business Manager

Welcome to Sauk Centre Schools! I am grateful to have served as the business manager for both Sauk Centre Schools and West Central Education District since November 2009. In the District Office, we are dedicated to serving the community and managing the business services of the district. I am a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in economics. Since my employment began, I have become licensed as a certified public accountant and also certified as a Minnesota school business official.  I enjoy spending time with my children and making road trips to my hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.