The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Partner Districts - Sartell / St. Stephen

Sartell is known as a popular place to live and raise a family because of the fine school system, active local school system, affordable and well kept housing, proximity to work, active local organizations and churches and yet maintains a small town atmosphere. Sartell currently has 4 schools consisting of 3,215 students.



Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Jeff Schwiebert

Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert graduated from Cornell College in Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education in 1981.  He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in Educational Leadership in 1991 and his Superintendent’s Certificate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001.  He taught social studies at the high school level for 20 years while also serving the Mount Vernon School District as a coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and as Superintendent.  He continued his career as a superintendent for the North Scott School District in Eldridge, Iowa, from 2009 to 2014.  He recently joined the Sartell-St. Stephen School District in July of 2014.

Working Group Members



Working Group

Sue Symanietz
Sartell High School
Michele Rogers
Pine Meadow Elementary School
Peggi Fogarty
Pine Meadow Elementary School
Terry Hurd
Sartell Middle School
Michelle Raml
Sartell Middle School
Paul Moe
Oak Ridge Elementary



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