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Partner Districts - Monticello

MonticelloMonticello is derived from the Italian word "Little Mountain." The name was chosen because the city is situated at the base of a little mountain. Monticello is rapidly becoming known as 'swan city.' It is home to over 1200 trumpeter swans during the winter months. The Monticello School District consists of 6 schools including alternative learning education. It currently has 3,896 students that make up the district.




Monticello School District, Jim Johnson

Superintendent Jim Johnson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Cloud State University. Superintendent Johnson worked as a Middle School Teacher and subsequently as Dean of Students for Sartell Middle School from 1987-1997. He served as Assistant Principal for Monticello Public Schools from 2003-2005 and has been serving as the Superintendent of Monticello Public Schools since 2005.


Working Group Members



Working Group

Cindee Hoberg
Monticello High School


Eric Olson
Pinewood Elementary School
Annette Bieniek
Monticello Middle School
Matt Coalwell
Monticello Middle School


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