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Sorenson-Wagner hired as new WHS principal

Woodbury High School will be welcoming back a familiar face.

Former WHS assistant principal and current Park High School assistant principal Sarah Sorenson-Wagner has been hired as principal at Woodbury High School.

Sorenson-Wagner will replace retiring principal Linda Plante.

District 833 announced the hire on Thursday.

“We are confident in the leadership abilities of Ms. Sorenson-Wagner, and her commitment to the continued tradition of instructional excellence at Woodbury High School," said Superintendent Keith Jacobus.

Sorenson-Wagner first came to District 833 in 2000 as a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing students.

After eight years in that position she became an assistant principal at WHS in 2008.

Sorenson-Wagner served as assistant principal at WHS for four years before taking the same position at Park in 2012.

Sorenson-Wagner holds her educational administration principal licensure and also director of special education licensure through Saint Mary’s University. She also has teacher licensure for deaf and hard of hearing, a master's degree in educational psychology, and bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology with a music minor from the University of Minnesota.

“It's an honor to follow in the footsteps of Linda Plante," Sorenson-Wagner said. "Without her mentorship I wouldn't have grown to be the leader I am today. I am proud to continue the legacy of success and am looking forward to contributing to Woodbury High School's rich history of excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. I am humbled to have been selected to serve the students, staff, and community of Woodbury High School.”

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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