• Principal Doug Anderson

    Principal Doug Anderson

    Education:
    *Graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School
    *Attended Willmar Community College (A.A. Degree)
    *Graduate of St. Cloud State University (B.S. Degree~Elementary Education)
    *Graduate of Saint Mary's University (M.A. Degree~Instruction and Curriculum)
    *Graduate of Saint Mary's University (Administrative Specialist~K-12 Principal)
    *Adjunct Faculty for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 

    Family:

    *Wife
    Julie, Pediatric Home Services Nurse, South Central MN, and Southern Metro Area

     *Sons
    BrettVice President of Nursing Services, Ecumen, Inc.
    Adam, MSU Mankato Law Enforcement Graduate, St. Peter Security Hospital Security Counselor/Army Reserves

    Welcome to our NRHEG Elementary website! I am delighted that you have found your way to our school's elementary page. On our website, you will find information about our elementary school, staff, student information, and building initiatives.

     I am beginning my ninth year as Principal at NRHEG and I look forward to continuing the mission of our building and district.

    We are a PreK-5 building dedicated to educational excellence to ensure that all students achieve their full potential. In partnership with families and our communities, we provide a well balanced, integrated, character building curriculum based on diverse and individual student needs within a safe and nurturing environment.  Our current initiatives include PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), RtI (Response to Intervention), PLCs (Professional Learning Communities), Bullying Prevention and Increased Student Achievement and Growth for All.  All staff members are dedicated to providing a quality, well-rounded education to all students.  Each of these initiatives will occur while we continue to strive for student growth and achievement.

     As Elementary Principal I will have the following objectives and goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Our elementary building goals will include that:

     *All students will show academic growth, to their full potential, in all areas. Our staff will have an increased focus on reading and math instruction. Response to Intervention will continue to be included in our daily schedule for both reading and math.

    *We will continue our focus on supporting and refining our Professional Learning Communities (PLC Teams).  Nancy Remmert, Educational Consultant will continue her work with our teaching staff throughout this year providing district leaders and staff guidance, training, and support in doing the work of a Professional Learning Community, including the development of a guaranteed and viable curriculum in ELA, K-12.  We will continue to focus on the 4 Big Questions as related to our PLC/Department Teams:

    ~What do we expect our students to learn? (Goals and Expectations)

    ~How will we know they are learning? (Assessments)

     ~How will we respond when they don’t learn?  (Intervention)

    ~How will we respond if they already know it?  (Extension and Enrichment

     *All students will develop and show appropriate use of tools and skills to become life-long learners, critical thinkers, and positive contributors to society.  We will continue to incorporate technology (computers, i-Pads, and Nooks) into our everyday learning.  Each student will have an iPad available for their use.  This technology is used for intervention and extension with all students.

     *We will continue to focus on the successful implementation of our reading and language arts curriculum, Journeys, to all PreK-5 students.  Lexia Learning and instructional groups will support our reading goals and objectives.  We will devote 150 minutes of our day to literacy instruction.

     *All students will develop the qualities of character necessary to contribute to a safe, community-minded environment. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) will be a part of our programming.  This is Year Six of PBIS in our school.  The Bully-Free curriculum is used weekly in each classroom and we will continue to have an emphasis on the Virtues Projec.t

     *We will use innovative and research-based instructional practices and assessments to identify individual student needs and increase academic proficiency. Grade level teachers and departments will continue the development of common summative assessments in Reading/Language Arts.   Math Common Assessments are used quarterly in the classrooms and are part of our pre and post assessment strategies.

     *We will develop skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction, and invention to promote proficiency across the content areas and to enhance student lives.

      *We will support and work diligently to support the District goal of achieving a 97% graduation rate.

    I continue to look forward to working with the students and families of our district. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

     

    Sincerely,

     Doug Anderson, Elementary Principal

    507-684-3181

    Mission Statement:  Empowering students with knowledge and skills to succeed.

    VisioStatement:  To be the school district of choice, inspiring excellence in academics, arts, and activities.