Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

I was both honored and humbled this spring when the St. Charles School Board selected me to be your next superintendent of schools. When the position opened, I saw it as an opportunity to contribute more to the community my family has called home for the past thirteen years.

This next school year will be my nineteenth year as an educator. I was a business and marketing teacher, coach, and a student club advisor for eight years prior to becoming an administrator. For the past ten years I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve the Lewiston-Altura school district first as their high school principal and for the past six years as their superintendent.

My wife and I have found that St. Charles is a great place to raise a family, and with our three sons enrolled in the schools, we have also found that the school district has an excellent reputation for helping students excel academically and for providing students with opportunities to explore their interests.

As your superintendent, you will find that I am down to earth, open minded, a good listener and communicator and that I care about people. I set high expectations for myself and others; value teamwork and collaboration; empower others to be creative, innovative and to contribute solutions; and am committed to promoting and supporting the continuous improvement of systems, programs, and people. I take pride in putting others interests before my own and in helping others do great things for kids.

While I am familiar with the community, the people and the school district having both lived and volunteered here in different capacities over the years, I realize that I have a lot to learn. I am grateful for this opportunity, I will give you my best, and am excited about the chance to serve our schools and district’s communities for years to come.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we will see you in September!

Jeff Apse
Superintendent of Schools
japse@schs.k12.mn.us
507-932-4420