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LaNisha Paddock, Principal
Phone: 952-928-6107 | Email:

This is LaNisha's first year as Principal at St. Louis Park High School. She previously served as Principal of Battle Creek Middle School for St. Paul Public Schools. Her previous experience in K-12 schools includes serving as Assistant Principal at St. Paul Harding High School, an Instructional Coach at Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School in St. Paul, and various elementary school teaching positions in the North St. Paul, Mounds View and Osseo school districts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters of Education degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 


Alyssa Gardner, Interim Assistant Principal
Phone: 952-928-6103 | Email:

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. 


Derek Wennerberg, Interim Assistant Principal
Phone: 952-928-6345 | Email:

As an educator with 25 years of experience, he has worked in many roles in the SLP district. His most common role was as a physical education/health teacher and middle school athletic director. His most recent role was as the Dean of Students at the middle school.



Abby Schrader, Building Operations Supervisor
952-928-6106 |