Next assistant principal hired at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM
January 10, 2018 – Todd Peterson has been selected as the new assistant principal of Earle Brown Elementary STEAM. Peterson will start his new position on Tuesday, January 22. The position came open after former assistant principal Jeff Wilson was named the interim principal of EBE, following Randy Koch’s retirement as principal.
“We are excited for Todd to join the Earle Brown community,” Wilson said. “He has a passion for teaching and learning and will be able to jump right in and start building relationships with our staff, students and families. He also has experience working in diverse school settings and is excited to be a part of our school system.”
Peterson is currently an administrative intern at Talahi Elementary in the St. Cloud school district. Prior to that, he worked as an academic coach, a math specialist and teacher in St. Cloud, Minneapolis Public Schools and school districts in the Phoenix area. Peterson has received a B.A. in history from Gustavus Adolphus College, a M.A. secondary math education from Arizona State University and, most recently, earned his principal licensure from Saint Cloud State University.
Peterson said he was interested in working for the EBE community because of our Community Schools model and school structure.
“I enjoy working with our families beyond the traditional school setting,” Peterson said. “During the interview process, I was amazed at the obvious commitment to students among the staff. After meeting so many wonderful people, I knew that I wanted to join this team of passionate, student-centered educators.”
The most inspiring part of working in education for Peterson is the students.
“There is nothing more rewarding than working with young people and helping them realize their full potential,” Peterson said. “Every interaction with a student is a chance to build relationships, inspire, educate and learn.”
When he’s not at work, Peterson enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends by playing card games, going to music and sporting events, traveling and enjoying the outdoors during the summer.
This school year, Peterson will focus on developing relationships with staff and students.
“I want to get to know our students and staff on a personal level,” he said. “Relationships will drive the work being done in buildings, and I look forward to getting to know the Earle Brown community.”