The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Brian Morris, who currently serves as the principal at Hugo Elementary, has been chosen to fill the role of principal at Lincoln Elementary. The transition will happen over the summer of 2022, when current Lincoln Principal Dan Schmidt moves into the principal role at the district’s new North Star Elementary currently being constructed in Hugo.
Morris has worked in the district for many years. Prior to beginning his principalship at Hugo Elementary during the 2019-20 school year, he was the district's assessment coordinator for six years. Before stepping into roles in administration, he worked for 17 years as a mathematics teacher, teacher leader and curriculum leader at White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus.
“Mr. Morris will be a great leader at Lincoln Elementary. His ability to build relationships with students and families matches the school’s long-standing tradition of being a welcoming and involved school community,” said Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak. “Beyond the relationships he builds himself, he also helps staff members collaborate with families and with one another to best serve students.”