Meet the Administration
Mitch PerrinePrincipal952.496.5950I have been the principal at Red Oak since the doors opened in the fall of 2002. Before that, I served as the principal of Pearson Elementary School in the Shakopee school district for six years and as the principal at Maple Lake Elementary School in Maple Lake, MN for four years. I was also a teacher on special assignment/assistant principal in the Osseo, MN school district for two years as I was working to obtain my elementary school principal licensure.My teaching career includes teaching 5th grade in the Osseo school district for 4 years, one year of teaching 5th grade in my hometown of McGregor, MN, and one year of teaching 5th grade and two of teaching 7th grade at Ojibwa Indian School in Belcourt, ND. My educational experiences include earning my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from St. Cloud State University and my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University.
As the principal at Red Oak Elementary, I enjoy working with a very dedicated staff who work together with our parents, students, and community to provide the very best educational opportunities we can to make learning real, meaningful, fun, and effective. I believe strongly in the notion of “continuous improvement”; that we should always be working to be just a little bit better, a little bit more effective, each and every day. For this reason, I encourage you to contact me with any ideas, suggestions, questions, or concerns you may have.Tony JohnsonDean of Students952.496.5959
My name is Tony Johnson and I have been with the Shakopee School District since 2017. I served as the instructional coach my first year at Red Oak and am excited to continue working with such a great team!
I have been in education since 2012. After graduating from Iowa State University, I taught special education for 3 years at the middle school level and served as the Specialized Instruction coach (K-12) for 2 years in the Ankeny Community School District.
I live in New Prague with my wife, Erin and son Jace. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
I am looking forward to a great year at Red Oak. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.