Administration Team

Get to Know Our Principal

  • Gwynne Chase

    Gwynne Chase
    I've had the pleasure to work with the wonderful students and staff at Shakopee West Middle School as a Dean of Students and now, the Principal (2022/23 school year). 
    I was a teacher in Shakopee most of my career starting in 2008.  I taught secondary Science in the district for nine years before spending two years as an instructional coach.  I am fortunate to be able to keep learning and growing in my career as the Principal of this incredible school.
    I look forward to continuing to partner with the amazing students and parents that we have in our school community!

    Jordan Halverson
    Assistant Principal

    I am honored and excited by the opportunity to serve West Middle School.  I have committed my career to create relationships, student and staff belonging, and a positive school environment for all.  I am looking forward to working with students, staff, and the families of Shakopee Public Schools.  Go Sabers!!

    Mr. Halverson has extensive experience in public education and is presently the Administrative Dean at Eden Prairie High School (MN). Prior to his time with Eden Prairie Public Schools, Mr. Halverson was employed by Wayzata High School and The Best Academy in Minneapolis (MN). 

    During his career, Mr. Halverson has served as an Academic Specialist for 8th grade students, a substitute teacher, a physical education and health teacher and a football coach. He has also led student and staff groups such as a Student Belonging Team (Eden Prairie Public Schools) and Staff of Color Affinity Group (Wayzata Public Schools). 

    Ainsleigh Noble
    Dean of Students
    I am extremely honored and excited to serve as the Dean of Students at West Middle School for the upcoming school year.  I believe EACH student has unique gifts and talents and I am looking forward to getting to know all students as individuals to help guide them to be successful in our ever changing world.  Please do not hesitate to reach out.  I look forward to partnering with you and our community!