About Principal Bunn
Mr. Bunn grew up outside of Ellendale on a family farm. He moved into Ellendale when he was 15. Mr. Bunn graduated from NRHEG in 1992. From NRHEG, he went to Mankato State University and majored in Spanish and Speech Communication. During his time at MSU, he studied abroad in Mexico. Upon graduating from MSU, Mr. Bunn started his teaching career at Park High School in Cottage Grove MN. At Park H.S., he also served as head wrestling coach for 5 yrs. From 2000-2002, he attended Winona State University and earned a Master of Science Degree in Education. In 2003, Mr. Bunn pursued his Post-Master Certification in Educational Administration. During the summer of 2005, he was hired as an assistant principal at Park High School and served in that capacity for three years. From 2008-2013, Mr. Bunn was the high school principal in Prescott, WI. Mr. Bunn always had a dream of returning home to NRHEG. His dream came true, and this is his ninth year as secondary principal at NRHEG.
Mr. Bunn’s wife, Jennie, is a 4th-grade teacher in Ellendale. They have three children, Payton and Parker, twins in the 10th grade, and adopted daughter Sofia, from Colombia. Sofia is in 5th grade. He loves being back in the community and is proud to serve as secondary principal.
NRHEG Secondary building is divided into two educational programs: a middle school serving grades 6-8 and a high school with grades 9-12. We are on the cutting edge of technology with all students having access to a personal learning device. Grades 6-12 have Chromebooks as an educational tool. NRHEG secondary maintains the following behavior pillars through our positive behavior intervention and supports system: Being positive, respectful responsible and safe. We offer a comprehensive approach to education including a variety of coursework from Agriculture, Industrial Technology Education, Performing Arts, college courses, articulated college course, FCS to World Language. NRHEG School District defines our comprehensive curriculum as a framework guided by the National, State or Local Standards and benchmarks. At the same time, we believe in creating critical thinkers, problem solvers, readers, and writers. Curriculum drives learning - stated or unstated, within our school community.