Teaching & Learning

Princeton Public Schools is an innovative leader in instruction, developing in EVERY learner the ability to succeed in an ever-changing world. In order to make this happen we are dedicated to continuous improvement of three goal areas related to student learning:

  • Developing an increasingly-effective guaranteed, coherent and viable curriculum based on the MN academic standards
  • Deepening our use of the Princeton Paradigm as our model of instruction
  • Fostering authentic literacy (reading, writing, thinking, and speaking) across all content areas

The cumulative result of our work is tigers (students) with habits of critical thinking, positive leadership, effective communication, self awareness, and empathetic citizenship.

Princeton Paradigm

Habits of a Tiger

Samantha Heitke

Titles: Advanced Academics Coordinator

Dayna Hillcrest

Titles: Spanish and English Language Teacher

Sarah Julson

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher / Literacy Coach
Phone Numbers:
School: (763) 389-6955

Cathy Nolte

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher / K-6 Math Coach

Andrea Preppernau

Titles: Assessment and Special Programs Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 763-389-7271

Sonia Strickland

Titles: Technology / Teaching & Learning Secretary

Jessica Town-Gunderson

Titles: Director of Teaching & Learning
Phone Numbers:
School: 763-389-7278