District Selects Stumpf for Sartell Middle School Principal

Kurt Stumpf, current Assistant Principal at Sartell Middle School, has been named as the next Principal for Sartell Middle School starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

Stumpf has been the Assistant Principal at Sartell Middle School since 2012.  He has also served as Dean of Students at Little Falls Community Middle School and as a mathematics teacher and coach for the Pierz School District.

He has served as a leader on several district teams including the Safe and Supportive Schools Committee, Teacher Evaluation Implementation Team and the Student Advisory Curriculum Team.  Stumpf also has expertise in positive behavior intervention systems and supporting full access initiatives.

“I’m excited to continue working with the great team at Sartell Middle School.  The collaboration of amazing staff members, dedicated students, involved parents and a supportive community continue to make the Sartell-St. Stephen School District extraordinary,” Stumpf shared.  “I look forward to continuing the rich tradition of educational excellence at SMS.”  

“We had an excellent pool of candidates from which to choose. Kurt came to the top of the pool because of his strong instructional leadership capabilities.  Kurt has a strong history with us and will continue to be an excellent part of the administrative team and our district,” shared Jeff Schwiebert, Sartell-St. Stephen School District Superintendent.

Stumpf will be replacing Julie Tripp, who will be retiring after 25 years at Sartell Middle School.  She served as a language arts teacher for 15 years, Assistant Principal for six years and Principal since 2011.  Stumpf has agreed verbally to accept the position and will be on the agenda for approval at the April 20th Board Meeting.