On July 1, Ronald Monson will report to Henry Sibley High School to begin his role as the school's new leader.

Monson most recently served as an assistant principal at North High School in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale district.

He replaces Ryan Redetzke, who served in the role for only a year before resigning in May for "personal and professional reasons."

While Monson was an assistant principal in North St. Paul, a role he held since 2012, he was a lead administrator on several projects, including working with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), an engineering program, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum at the secondary level.

Before his admininstrative role, Monson taught science at Minnehaha Academy and Hill Murray High School. He has also been a coach and athletic administrator.

Monson holds a bachelor's degree in biology with chemistry and mathematics from Bethel University and a master's degree from the University of St. Thomas. He completed his administrative licensure through Bethel and has also taken classes toward his Ph.D. at Bethel.

Before Redetzke's hire in 2013, previous Henry Sibley principal Robin Percival stepped down abruptly. The district investigated a complaint against her but didn't take disciplinary action. Percival received $64,000 as part of a separation agreement with the district.

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