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 Mr. Terry Bizal, Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2101

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University Master’s degree, Education Administration and a Superintendent license from St. Mary’s University

Mr. Terry Bizal, Principal

Mr. Terry Bizal was appointed principal at Elk River High School beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Prior to Elk River, he was the principal at the ROCORI High School for three years and seven years as the Eveleth-Gilbert High School principal. He was a special education teacher at the New Prague Middle/High School for 10 years. Mr. Bizal has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, a Master’s degree, Education Administration and a Superintendent license from St. Mary’s University.



 Mrs. Julie Odegard, Assistant Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2102

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Degrees and Certifications:

Teaching license and Master's degree from University of St. ThomasDegree in Psychology from St. Olaf College

Mrs. Julie Odegard, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Julie Odegard graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Psychology. She then decided that she wanted to pursue a career in education so she went back to school and got her teaching license and masters at the University of St. Thomas. She taught in the Anoka-Hennepin School District for 11 years at both the middle and high school level, after which she completed her administrative license. She worked in an administrative internship at Champlin Park High School for 2 years and then worked with teams of teachers as a Professional Learning Communities Coordinator for the next year. It was at that time that Mrs. Odegard made the move to Elk River High School.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her kids and watch them compete in their various sports. She also enjoys almost any kind of exercising and scrapbooking.

 



 Mr. Bryan Scherr, Assistant Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2104

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Minnesota State University, Mankato MA Education, St. Mary's University EdS Educational Leadership, University of St. Thomas

Mr. Bryan Scherr, Assistant Principal

Mr. Bryan Scherr was appointed Assistant Principal at Elk River High School at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Previously he served as a math instructor, instructional coach, and school advocate for the Osseo Area School District and the Regional Centers of Excellence. Mr. Scherr received his B.S. from Minnesota State University, Mankato, a Master of Education from St. Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Scherr is committed to educate, inspire and empower every student and staff member to excel today and thrive tomorrow while igniting a continued passion for learning.



 Mrs. Amanda Ohlgren, Assistant Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 x2103

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Mathematics, Concordia College MA of Education, St. Mary's University Administration Certificate, St. Cloud State University

Mrs. Amanda Ohlgren, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Amanda Ohlgren was appointed Assistant Principal at Elk River High School at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Ohlgren graduated from Concordia College with a degree in Elementary Education (5-8 Math Licensure), Masters of Education from Saint Mary’s University and a 6th Year Administration Certificate from St. Cloud State University. This is her nineteenth year in education. Seven years as a classroom math teacher, two years as an assistant principal intern, and ten years as an instructional coaching position. 

"I know that high school is an important and critical time for students. What happens during these years will have a lasting impression on their growth and development. My goal as an Assistant Principal is to provide an environment that is safe. I am confident that our school will continue to be a place where students can learn and grow academically and socially." Mrs. Ohlgren


 Mr. Mike Cunningham, Athletics & Activities Director

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2108

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Industrial Studies (Education) from St. Cloud State University Master of Education from Saint May’s University Education Specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Mr. Mike Cunningham, Athletics & Activities Director

Mr. Mike Cunningham was appointed as Elk River High School Activities Director beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. He has served as a teacher and a coach in Omaha (NE) and in Fridley school districts. He also served as an administrator in North Branch and Spring Lake Park school districts. Mr. Cunningham received his B.S. in Industrial Studies (Education) from St. Cloud State University, his M.Ed. from Saint May’s University and his Ed.S. from the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Cunningham is passionate about involvement and excellence in the areas athletics and activities and is committed to providing students with a rigorous education. Remember, “It’s Good to be an Elk!”