Tony Steffes Appointed as Montrose Elementary Principal

Tony Steffes
Tuesday Mar 27, 12

Tony Steffes will replace Gary Theis, who will end his 41-year career with BHM Schools this year.  Tony is currently serving as the Intermediate Elementary Principal and High School Activities Director for the Montgomery-Lonsdale Public schools.  Throughout the interview process, the interview team was impressed with Tony's focus on making data driven decisions; listening, reflecting and follow-through; and his passion for kids and developing the whole child.  The interview team really liked his high energy and his forward thinking.

"I am excited for this move for me and also for my family", commented Steffes.  I believe building strong relationships is key to the success of an educator and administrator and is also vital for a positive learning environment.  I look forward to becoming involved in the district's communities and working with staff members to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students."

Parents, students and staff were asked during school site visits, "When you think of Mr. Steffes, what's the first thing that comes to your mind?"  They used some of the following words: personable, warm, friendly, kind and inviting, knowledgeable, confident, organized, energetic and fun.

Background Information:

  • Intermediate Elementary Principal - Grades 5-6 - Montgomery-Lonsdale Elementary/Middle School, Montgomery, MN (2011 - present)
  • Principal - Grades 5-8 - Montgomery-Lonsdale Middle School, Montgomery, MN (2010 - 2011)
  • Middle School/High School Activities Director - Grades 7-12 - Montgomery-Lonsdale High School, Montgomery, MN (2010 - present)
  • Assistant Elementary Principal/Administrative Intern - Grades K-4 - Southview Elementary School, Waconia, MN (2007-2010)
  • Elementary School Teacher - Grades 3-4 - Southview Elementary School, Waconia, MN (2002-2010)