Meet the Principal

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I am excited to start my 1st year as principal at Overland Elementary. Our Owls are ready for the first flight. Prior to coming to Overland, I have been a principal at Harriet Bishop and Gage Elementary and an assistant principal at Ben Franklin Elementary. I have also taught at Pinewood Elementary and worked in the district office during my 22 years in Rochester Public Schools. 

Overland is a special place to me, as this is the neighborhood school for my family. I have two children that will be Owls this year. We have the opportunity to start something new at Overland and we are looking forward to partner with families in making Overland an amazing place. Our students will focus in on the OWL expectations of Optimize Safety, Welcome and Include, Lead and Learn. Our mission is that Overland Owls inspire each other to continue to grow into the best version of ourselves in a safe and inclusive community. 

If there is anything that we can do to further connect with you or your family, please email me or call the Overland office at (507) 328-3050. Stay up to date with all of the happenings at Overland by following our Facebook page and by following @mrgroehler on Twitter. 

Principal Jared Groehler

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