Principal picked at VoyagerA new principal for Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria was selected by the school district and approved at Monday night’s regular school board meeting.
By: By Celeste Beam, Staff Reporter, Alexandria Echo Press
A new principal for Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria was selected by the school district and approved at Monday night’s regular school board meeting.
Molly Vogt will take on the role of principal at Voyager after Scott Heckert made a move to be principal at Washington Elementary School.
Vogt, who will officially begin her duties July 1, served as an elementary principal in the Elk River School District for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she taught 4th grade for seven years at the same school district.
She was one of seven candidates for the elementary principal position out of a pool of more than 60 applicants, according to a news release from the school district.
Interviews were conducted by a 14-member panel including teachers from Voyager, administrators and community members.
“I am pleased that Molly will be taking a leadership role in our district,” said District 206 Superintendent Terry Quist. “She has great communication skills and looks forward to building relationships with students, parents and staff at Voyager that will create a positive educational environment.”
Vogt earned her bachelor of science in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from St. Cloud State University.
She also received an additional degree in educational administration and her 7th through 12th grade principal licensure from St. Cloud State University.
Heckert, who held the position of principal at Voyager since 1997, will begin his duties at Washington Elementary School July 1.
He is replacing Pat Westby, who resigned from Washington to take a superintendent position with the West Central Area School District.
“Over the past 11 years as principal at Voyager, Scott has collaborated with staff and parents to build a school culture in which all students are encouraged to reach their own personal best,” said Superintendent Quist. “On his behalf, I know Scott considers it his personal honor and privilege to have served Voyager families since 1997.”