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Burnside Named New Lakota East Principal

Burnside Named New Lakota East Principal

Dear Lakota East Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students,

We are excited to announce that Mr. Rob Burnside will be returning to our district as the new principal at Lakota East High School. Mr. Burnside spent three years as the associate principal at East Freshman before spending the last year as the principal at New Richmond High School.

Mr. Burnside is looking forward to rejoining the East family, especially as we begin to return to a more “normal” school year after the pandemic. Prior to moving into administrative roles in education, Mr. Burnside spent nine years as an English teacher at East.

Mr. Burnside has shared with us that his priorities for the new school year will focus on:

  • Building a connected community;
  • Creating an energized, positive culture;
  • Empowering a diverse and personalized academic experience; and
  • Communicating relentlessly with staff, students and families.

Please be on the lookout for communications from Mr. Burnside once he officially begins his new role on August 1.

I want to thank you for your continued support of our district through a very challenging year. I am proud of our staff throughout Lakota whose dedication to our students made it possible for us to hold in-person school as well as offer a virtual learning option. 


Matthew J. Miller

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