Pine Bend Principal

Quennel Cooper Announced as New Pine Bend Principal
Posted on 07/12/2017
Pine Bend Elementary School Principal, Mr. Quennel Cooper

Mr. Quennel Cooper, Hilltop Elementary School's former assistant principal, has been selected as the Pine Bend Elementary School Principal starting next school year.

Before joining ISD 199, Mr. Cooper served as an enrichment teacher and 4th grade teacher in St. Paul Public Schools. During his time at Hilltop, he started a parent-teacher home visit program, formed the school's Boys to Men and Ladies of Hilltop programs, developed International Night with the Hilltop Equity Team, and created a districtwide Bullying Prevention video. Mr. Cooper, a graduate of the Principal Institute at Minnesota State University - Mankato, is currently working on a doctoral degree in education at MNSU.  

“Mr. Cooper has consistently demonstrated strong school relationships and instructional leadership skills at Hilltop Elementary," Superintendent Dave Bernhardson said. "He is passionate about public education and supporting all students, while having the ability to build relationships to support success.”

Principal Ted Ihns will be taking a new position as the superintendent of Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools in Cresco, Iowa.