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 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

Terry Bizal, Principal

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. 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.



 Julie Odegard, Assistant Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2102

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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

Julie Odegard, Assistant Principal

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.

 



 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

Bryan Scherr, Assistant Principal

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. Bryan 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. Bryan 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.



 Eric Nielsen, Assistant Principal

Phone: 763-241-3434 ext. 2103

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University.

Eric Nielsen, Assistant Principal

Eric Nielsen has worked as professional educator and administrator in Oklahoma, Florida, and Minnesota.  After working and living out of state for the past 10 years, Eric returned to the midwest and to Elk River High School in November of 2017.  Eric has worked as a middle school social studies and reading teacher, an adjunct college professor for graduate students pursuing administrator/director licensure, and as a secondary assistant principal prior to coming to Elk River.
 
In his spare time, Eric enjoys hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding, and spending time with his family.  Eric is also a men's collegiate lacrosse official, and serves as an instructor and trainer for officials. 
 
Eric holds a Master's in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University.

 Mike Cunningham, Athletics & Activities Director

Phone: 763-241-3434 x 2108

Email:

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.

Mike Cunningham, Athletics & Activities Director

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. Mike 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. Mike 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!”