LESTER PRAIRIE, MN As the start of the new school year approaches, Lester Prairie Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt has been busy filling some vacancies on the district’s administrative team.
K-12 Principal Nat Boyer submitted his resignation this week, effective Friday, Aug. 10.
Schmidt said Boyer is leaving to take the middle/high school principal position at LeSueur-Henderson Public Schools.
Boyer has served as Lester Prairie’s principal since 2015.
Schmidt said as of Tuesday evening, he had already received a number of applications for the principal job.
His goal was to set up interviews this week, and schedule them Monday, Aug. 6. Two school board members will likely also participate in the interviews, along with two teachers and business manager Alice Daak.
Lester Prairie’s recently-hired activities director/dean of students Trent Sukalski has also resigned.
The Lester Prairie School Board approved hiring Sukalski June 18, and his resignation was effective July 20. His letter of resignation did not indicate any future plans, according to Schmidt.
The minutes of the Jackson County Central Public Schools’ Nov. 27, 2017 school board meeting state that the board accepted Sukalski’s resignation from that district effective immediately.
Schmidt’s proposed timeline allows for a job offer and negotiation to take place Monday to Thursday, Aug. 6 to 9, followed by a special meeting Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 a.m. The purpose of that proposed meeting would be to accept the resignations of Boyer and Sukalski, and approve the hire of a new principal.
Schmidt plans to move forward with hiring a new activities director/dean of students as soon as a new principal has been hired.
Another former Lester Prairie administrator, Superintendent Mike McNulty, who preceded Schmidt in that role, recently accepted the position of director of technology at LeSueur-Henderson Public Schools.