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Addition to WHS Leadership Team Announced

Superintendent Chace Anderson is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Gengler, currently principal of Irondale High School in the Mounds View Public Schools, to the Wayzata High School Leadership Team. Gengler has been hired as Principal on Special Assignment to provide leadership for the upcoming high school construction project, as well as to ensure that the district will have a seamless leadership transition into the role of Wayzata High School Principal when that time comes in the future.

“WHS Principal Mike Trewick and I have worked together in recent weeks to discuss options for how to best manage the upcoming high school construction that also considers a succession plan for Mr. Trewick to ensure a smooth principal transition for Wayzata High School when that time comes,” shared Superintendent Chace Anderson. “Mr. Gengler’s hiring was a unique opportunity to secure an experienced high school principal with an excellent record of instructional leadership and impressive construction management experience.”

With the successful passage of the February 25 referendum to build an addition to Wayzata High School and an eighth elementary school, a tremendous amount of planning, staff and community engagement, monitoring and logistical management will be necessary for a construction project of this magnitude. It will require expertise, talent and an appropriate coalition of professional experiences. Gengler will come on board July 1, 2014 to oversee the WHS construction process so that the new addition is ready to open in the fall of 2016.

Gengler has held the following administrative positions:
   • Irondale High School Principal, Mounds View Public Schools (2009-2014)
   • Watertown-Mayer High School Principal, Watertown-Mayer Public Schools
   (2001-2009- His work included oversight for a $27 million high school renovation project)
   • Associate Administrator Minnehaha Academy (1998-2001)
Gengler completed his Education Specialist (Educational Leadership and Administration) and Master of Arts Degrees (Secondary Educational Administration) at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree (Physical Education/DAPE/Health) at Bemidji State University. He lives in Plymouth with his wife and their two children; both students within Wayzata Public Schools.

“Mr. Gengler will provide exceptional leadership at Wayzata High School for our high school construction projects,” said Anderson. “Further, Mr. Gengler’s appointment to this position ensures that the district will have a seamless leadership transition into the role of Wayzata High School Principal when that time comes. His leadership will serve WHS students, staff, families and our entire community very well into the future.”