It is with great pleasure that I serve as the principal of St. Louis Park High School. Building collaborative school and community partnerships is the foundation of learning and I hope to get to know our students and families. In alignment with the SLP mission, vision, and core values it is our charge to hold high social and academic expectations, build long lasting relationships, and create safe spaces for students to show up as their authentic selves.
Our team is committed to creating an educational experience that highlights the brilliance of our students. We believe in a balanced approach to learning that focuses both on the social-emotional well-being of our students while providing each student access and opportunity to equitable and inclusive curriculum and instruction. We strive to lift the level of student voice and choice in the classroom by providing culturally relevant instruction and pedagogy, allowing students to see their value and contributions inside and out of the classroom.
I grew up in Richfield, MN just southeast of St. Louis Park. I attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and educational leadership respectively. My experience in education include elementary school teacher, instructional coach, high school assistant principal and middle school principal. In my free time I enjoy family movie nights and Vikings football. My husband and I have two children and two dogs. We love to spend time outside being active.
My hope is that we lean into the strengths of each other and build a community of life-long learners. I view learning as a reciprocal process, one where we bring unique and valuable perspectives to be shared and celebrated with one another. I look forward to learning and growing with you all.
Take care, be well, and GO PARK!
LaNisha Paddock, Principal
Welcome to St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park High School is a place where 1,500 students are seen, valued, and become their best selves as racially-conscious, globally-minded contributors to society.
We are committed to creating an anti-racist environment that provides all learners with the tools and support they need to succeed.
We are an academically rigorous school with Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and concurrent college enrollment course options.
Alyssa Gardner Named Assistant Principal
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Alyssa Gardner has been hired to serve as Assistant Principal at St. Louis Park High School. Gardner will fill the vacancy left by former Assistant Principal Todd Goggleye and is expected to start her new position on July 27.
Gardner has served as an assistant principal at the middle school level for the past five years, including at Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul, and in the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Gardner worked as a high school counselor in Racine.
“It is with great excitement that I welcome Ms. Alyssa Gardner to the St. Louis Park High School administrative team. I believe her strengths as an instructional leader and her work as an advocate for equity and inclusion will compliment our SLP community,” High School Principal LaNisha Paddock said. “Ms. Gardner comes to us with a variety of experience in education, allowing her to place students at the center of her work.” Read More.
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