This will be Mitch's 10th school year with the district. He taught 1st and 5th grade for 6 years prior to stepping into the Elementary School Success Coordinator position for 2 years before continuing his journey as the Elementary Principal last year. Mitch looks forward to working with students, staff members, parents, administrators, and community service providers to promote student achievement in our school.
Learn more about Mr. Kent on his website.
Heather has been in this position for 5 years. She has been with the district for a total of 6 years so far. Heather enjoys the numerous opportunities she gets to assist the students and staff here at MACCRAY while also working on the marketing and data for the district. Heather can be reached at 320-847-2154 for any marketing and enrollment questions.
Professionally, the most important thing to know about me is that I love working at MACCRAY. The students, staff and communities are terrific. I am proud of the new school and how it will be flexible and innovative for years to come. I can only dream of the lives it will touch through the work of teachers and staff using the building for great outcomes for students.
This is my 40th and final year in education. I started as a preschool teacher and substitute for a year. Then I got a job teaching third grade then after I got my Master's in Education I got to teach sixth grade. One day the superintendent called me to invite me to come to the high school at ACGC to become the principal. I grabbed the opportunity and did that work for 23 years. In the last several I also served as the superintendent there. I "retired" in 2017. I failed at it and one day got a call to come to MACCRAY in mid-year. I was ready to go back to work full time and took the offer. I have loved working here and appreciate the opportunity to get to know the Maynard, Clara City and Raymond people. The rest is history. Additionally, I want to mention that over my years in administration I have had the humbling honor to mentor somewhere near 20 people into administration.
In my personal life I am a farm wife who helps on the farm whenever I can. I love to make lunches, pick rocks, give rides and help wherever I can. (Hauling corn headers and bean reels down the highway is my least favorite job.) My husband and I raised two children William (wife Laura) and Samantha (husband David). We also have two stunningly beautiful German shepherds, Victor and Violet.