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Shakopee Public Schools Selects Next Principal of West Middle School - Gwynne Chase to Serve as Principal Starting July 1, 2022

Issued May 17, 2022

Shakopee Public Schools has selected Gwynne Chase as the next principal of West Middle School, as approved by the school board on May 16, 2022.

Ms. Chase has been with the district since 2008 and is presently the Dean of Students at West Middle School, a role she has served since 2019. Prior to this time, Ms. Chase served as an Instructional Coach at West Middle School and a secondary teacher.

Ms. Chase has a Master of Arts in Education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota as well as a Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administrative License from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University.  

“The talent among the candidates that applied for this position were second to none. Ms. Chase is extremely well-respected within the West Middle School community and district, and exemplified the leadership needed to build upon the great work of Lori Link at West,” shared Superintendent Mike Redmond.

The current principal, Lori Link, who has been with the district since 2006 and extremely dedicated in her role, will transition to part-time Supervisor of Saber Online beginning July 1, 2022.

Ms. Chase will continue to serve in her role as Dean of Students at West Middle School through June 30, 2022.

“I am so excited about the opportunity to grow in my career, here in Shakopee and at West Middle School. I can’t wait to see what amazing things our school and community will do in the future,” shared Ms. Chase.