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Partner Districts - St. Cloud

St. Cloud is the largest population center in the state's central region. It was named after the city of St. Cloud, France, which is located right outside of Paris. St. Cloud extends into Benton and Sherburne County. It is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and maintains 95 parks. Currently, St. Cloud Area has 17 schools, two alternative education options, consisting of 9,329 students.









St. Cloud School District, Willie Jett

Willie Jett is the Superintendent for St. Cloud Area School District 742 as of July 1, 2013.   Willie received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago; and his Master of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He was an Assistant Principal at Park Center Senior High in Brooklyn Park from 2001-2006; Principal at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka from 2006-2011; and Assistant Superintendent for St. Paul Public Schools from 2011 through June 30, 2013.


Working Group Members



Working Group

Brenda Sprenger
District Administration Office
Jona Deavel
District Administration Office
Keri Johnson
Clearview Elementary
Jayne Greeney-Schill


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