The Stillwater Area Public Schools Board of Education is expected next Thursday night to approve the selection of Rob Bach as the new principal for Stillwater Area High School (May 22).
“In his career, Rob has worked hard to develop quality relationships with parents, students, and staff,” said Tom Lehmann, school board chair and member of the interview team. “It is clear that Rob values relationships above everything and will commit to building on the tradition of success expected from our students and staff.”
Bach emerged as the strongest candidate for the principal position during a very rigorous interview process, which included input from high school staff, students and parents as well as district administrators.
Bach has spent his entire 22 year career working in the South Washington County School District. He currently serves as an assistant principal at Woodbury High School. He also spent time in the same role at Park High School in Cottage Grove, and has held numerous leadership positions from interim activities director to coordinator of Basic Skills Testing. He began his career as a science teacher and coach. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Olaf in chemistry education and a master’s degree in education from Winona State University. He received his principal licensure from Saint Mary’s University.
Bach is expected to begin work in July, and will spend his first few weeks getting to know students and staff and planning for the year ahead.
“I was drawn to Stillwater because of the tight knit community that exists here,” Bach said. “Because of that the high school has stature within the community that is unique and not found most places. I’m humbled by the idea that the community thinks I’ll be a good fit and I’m looking forward to serving the students, staff and community of Stillwater Area High School.”