Sarah Marxhausen Will Become The New Princeton Middle School Principal

Princeton Public Schools is excited to announce a familiar leader will move into the Princeton Middle School Principal role next year. Sarah Marxhausen, currently serving as the Primary School Principal, will move to the Middle School. She will replace Charlie Bakker, who will be moving to Annandale as high school principal next year. 

“Sarah started her career as a middle school teacher, and she has proven herself as an exemplary principal in Princeton,” said Superintendent Ben Barton. “She cares deeply about Princeton students, staff and families. Perhaps the best thing Sarah will bring to the middle school is her strong relationships with families and staff. Having served as Primary School Principal since 2018, she’s known most of our students and their families since Kindergarten. She is trusted, and families know that she loves their kids.”

“Middle school is such a fun and important phase in adolescent development,” Mrs. Marxhausen said. “They have such a great sense of humor and are developing an awareness of self and personal identity. I look forward to helping support them as they continue to discover what is important to them. I started my career in middle school, and I am very excited to return. I will miss the current Tiger Cubs and Primary School staff, while I am confident that they have provided our children with a strong foundation for learning! I will get to see the growth in all those children I welcomed into Kindergarten years ago.”

Marxhausen started her teaching career in Milaca, where she gained experience as a middle school teacher, coach, advisor, and mentor. She is also a state-level trainer for the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS program, the foundation for Tiger Pride in Princeton. She joined Princeton Public Schools in 2009 as the Middle School Assistant Principal & Activities Director and served in that role until 2017, when she moved to the District Office for one year as Human Resources Director before taking the leadership role at the Primary School in 2018.

Marxhausen earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from South Dakota State University and a master's degree from St. Mary’s University. She is a licensed K-12 school administrator and is currently pursuing her superintendent’s license through St. Cloud State University.

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