Shane Schmeichel has been appointed as new director of Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) and an assistant principal at Coronado High School.
His appointment was announced at Thursday's school board meeting.
Schmeichel is a magnet school specialist for Independent School District 196 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. The district has over 30 schools in grades K-12.
He has a background in arts education, school counseling, student behavior and district administration. He is a violinist who has taught orchestra at all levels.
Schmeichel was called “a highly-skilled and talented educational leader and deemed an outstanding selection for this position” in a press release issued by the district.
He has studied educational specialties and holds a Bachelor of Science in music education from Minot State University in North Dakota, a Counselor Licensure Degree from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and a degree of Education Specialists from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota.
He will arrive in Coronado next week to meet with district stakeholders, Felix said. He takes up both posts in August.
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