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Highland Park Elementary School Announces New Principal

Dear Highland Park Elementary School Community, 

I am pleased to share with you that I have selected a new leader for Highland Park Elementary School. Please join me in officially welcoming Matthew Severns as your school’s new principal beginning in the 2022-23 school year. 


Principal Severns spent the 2021-22 school year as assistant principal of the Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Online Elementary School, overseeing the launch of our first K-5 online programming. Prior to that, Principal Severns was an assistant principal at Parkway Montessori & Community Middle School. He also has six years of classroom teaching experience as an English teacher and AVID coordinator at Coon Rapids High School.


Please take a moment to complete a short survey. This survey is an opportunity to provide feedback to Principal Severns in preparation for the 2022-23 school year.


We will work together to determine different opportunities to meet and engage with Principal Severns. You can expect to hear from him directly very soon. 


Thank you for supporting your child and Highland Park Elementary School



Joe Gothard