|Welcome to Sun Path Elementary School. My name is Patrick Leonard, Principal of Sun Path. I have been in public education since 1991, all in Shakopee. The last eleven years I have been the Principal at Sun Path. Prior to becoming the Principal at Sun Path, I was the School Social Worker/Due Process Facilitator at Sweeney Elementary.
I grew up in Brooklyn Center. I have lived in Shakopee with my wife and children since 1991. My two sons had a great experience as they went through the Shakopee Schools. They are both recent graduates of Shakopee High School (2010 & 2012). I enjoy spending my free time up north with my family, fishing and hunting. I also enjoy watching Minnesota and Shakopee sports.
I earned my Principal Certification through Minnesota State-Mankato. I received my Masters in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Bachelors Degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Yes, I am a big Gopher and Badger fan!
As the Principal at Sun Path Elementary, I believe it is important for our students to have a safe, fun and academically challenging environment, where each student enjoys learning and work to reach their potential. I am fortunate to work with a great staff, supportive parents, and the best students around. I encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education. Volunteering in the school and being an active member in our PTO are two ways parents can be involved. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself.