Two West Metro school districts - St. Louis Park and Westonka - have recently named new high school principals.
In the St. Louis Park school district, the new high school principal will be a familiar face - Scott Meyers who served as interim principal this year and has been with the district for 14 years.
The district tapped Meyers after an external search.
“I have personally worked with Scott for several years, and have always found him to be a hard worker, full of integrity and dedicated to ensuring a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive and rigorous learning environment,” said Superintendent Rob Metz.
Mound-Westonka found its new high school principal in neighboring Minnetonka where Mark McIlmoyle currently serves as assistant high school principal. McIlmoyle will replace Keith Randklev who is retiring after 22 years with the district.
Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson described McIlmoyle as “a credible, approachable, instructionally focused, and visionary leader” who will “serve as a strong and innovative principal focused on student learning.”
“He is a leader who works to establish deep and genuine relationships with all stakeholders—students, staff and parents,” Erickson wrote. “He has the ability to create a vision and, equally as important, has the ability to design all the steps in the process, in a collaborative way, to bring it to action.”
Prior to his tenure in Minnetonka, McIlmoyle served for nine years as a teacher and administrator in the Wayzata School District. He also previously taught seventh grade at S.T. Worden Public School.