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Dockter joins South View administrative team
Local teacher and instructional coach named new assistant principal
EDINA, Minn. – Edina Public Schools proudly announces the hiring of Jason Dockter as the new assistant principal of South View Middle School. Dockter replaces Patrick Duffy who left Edina in June for a principalship with the Minneapolis Public Schools.
“I am really looking forward to continuing my work in the District and helping to take student achievement to the next level,” said Dockter. “I have a passion for the middle level student and am excited about the opportunity to work with the great students, families and staff at South View Middle School.”
Dockter has been with the Edina school system for eleven years, working for the first ten as a social studies teacher at Valley View Middle School, and then as an alternative compensation coach during the 2011-12 school year. With the respect to the latter, Dockter had the opportunity to work with teachers across the District, helping them to improve their instruction and connections with students and families.
“Through my coaching work last year I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and talent of our teachers in Edina Public Schools. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues at South View and across the District to further impact academic achievement and ensure all students are reaching their full potential,” added Dockter.
Prior to his tenure with Edina Public Schools, Dockter taught social studies and language arts in Mexico City and worked with the Minnesota Historical Society as part of their Historian in the Classroom program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, as well as Masters and Education Specialist degrees from the University of St. Thomas.
“Jason’s various leadership experiences, both at the school and district levels, will be a real asset for advancing the success of South View Middle School and Edina Public Schools. I am pleased to have him join our leadership team and look forward to working with him in his new role,” said Superintendent Ric Dressen.