Four new principals have been hired by Wayzata Public Schools and started in their new positions on July 1. In addition, Sarabeth deNeui, interim principal at Plymouth Creek Elementary School, has been named the new principal for the school.
Sam Fredrickson is the new principal at Birchview Elementary School. Fredrickson was previously employed as the assistant principal at Kaposia Education Center with the South St. Paul School District. He received his master of arts degree from Saint Thomas University and his education specialist degree from the University of Minnesota.
Amy Janecek is the new 10th grade associate principal at Wayzata High School. She was previously employed by Minneapolis Public Schools where she held a leadership position in the office of college and career readiness. Janecek received her bachelors degree from St. Olaf College and her masters degree and education administration certificate from St. Mary’s University.
Jeff Pawlicki is the new 12th grade associate principal at Wayzata High School. Pawlicki spent the last six years in Prior Lake High School as assistant principal and prior to that, two years as dean of students at Jefferson High School in Bloomington Public Schools. He taught business education for six years and his undergraduate degree is in marketing and business. He received his Masters degree in education from the University of Minnesota and his Education Specialist in Administration degree from St. Thomas University.
Kari Wehrmann is the new principal at Kimberly Lane Elementary School. Wehrmann was employed as the assistant principal at Minnetonka Middle School West with Minnetonka Public Schools. She received her master of arts degree from Saint Mary’s University and her doctorate of education from the University of Saint Thomas.
Sarabeth deNeui will continue at Plymouth Creek Elementary school as the permanent principal this fall. She was previously employed at Wayzata Public Schools as an associate principal at Wayzata High School. She received her bachelor of arts in elementary education at Briar Cliff College and her master of arts and education specialist degrees from Mankato State University. Her previous employment also includes eight years as an elementary teacher and four years as dean of students with St. Louis Park Schools.