Meet the Principal

  • We are excited to extend a warm Hassan Husky welcome to our new Principal, Ms. La Tonya Cruthird! Ms. Cruthird joined us on July 1, 2021. 


    Ms. Cruthird has worked in education as a teacher and administrator since 2001. Prior to her career in education, she had a career in the Air Force. She is currently finishing her doctorate program at Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

    Ms. Cruthird has Midwest roots. She was raised in Gary, Indiana before joining the military where she traveled all over the U.S. Her daughter Jasmine and granddaughter Avery live in Chicago where her daughter is a Special Education teacher. Her puppy, Xochitl, a Shiba Inu, made the cross-country trip with her to Minnesota in June. 

    A committee of 14 district staff including teachers, specialist teachers, special education teachers, administrators, and secretarial staff - plus a current Hassan parent, interviewed several candidates for this important position. It was a unanimous vote to bring forth Ms. Cruthird to District Leadership for final interviews and background checks. 

    We are very excited to have Ms. Cruthird as our new principal. We are confident that she will be able to carry on the established academic excellence and fun family culture that we have built and enjoyed since our opening in 2005. 

    Please join us in welcoming Ms. La Tonya Cruthird to the Hassan family. 


    Ms. La Tonya E. Cruthird




    Ms. La Tonya E. Cruthird

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