Anoka-Hennepin hires five new principals

The Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced the hiring of five new elementary school principals.

A handful of retirements over the past six months led to the need for the new hires.

Among the new principals, four currently work for Anoka-Hennepin schools in leadership roles. The other comes from the Elk River School District.

Brian Mann has been selected as the principal for Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy. Mann is currently the interim principal at Monroe Elementary School in Brooklyn Park and was previously an assistant principal at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy and Sandburg Middle School. Mann’s teaching experience includes 17 years as a secondary social studies teacher.

Sam Anderson has been selected as principal for Crooked Lake Elementary School in Andover. Anderson is currently an assistant principal at Ramsey Elementary School and has also been an administrative intern at Andover Elementary School. Anderson’s teaching experience includes teaching first and third grades.

Brian Erlandson has been selected as the principal for Franklin Elementary School in Anoka. Erlandson is currently an assistant principal at Evergreen Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, and was an administrative intern and TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) at McKinley Elementary School in Ham Lake. Erlandson’s experience includes teaching sixth grade.

Amy Oliver has been selected as the principal for Monroe Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. Oliver is currently an interim assistant principal at Andover Elementary School, and her previous positions include administrative intern at Riverview Elementary School in Brooklyn Park before it was repurposed and curriculum integrator at University Avenue Elementary School in Blaine. Oliver also taught in grades one, two, four and six.

Scott Lempka has been selected as the principal for Lincoln Elementary School in Anoka. Lempka is currently an assistant principal at Hassan and Twin Lakes elementary schools in the Elk River School District. Lempka has previously worked for the Spokane, Wash., public school district as a principal assistant and literacy instructional coach. Lempka’s experience includes teaching grades four through six and he has also been a special education EBD teacher.

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