Elona Street-Stewart

Governor Dayton honors Elona Street-Stewart for work with students
Elona Street-Stewart, former SPPS Board of Education director, was chosen to receive Governor Dayton’s Council on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statewide Celebration Award.

This annual award honors people whose work embodies the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and message. Street-Stewart was honored for her work on behalf of all students, including students of color, in the state of Minnesota.

The Council presented Elona with the award at The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statewide Celebration on January 20.

Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Campus welcomes new principal
With more than 1,200 students at Farnsworth Aerospace, SPPS determined that two principals, one for each campus, would allow each leader to respond more consistently and effectively to student and staff needs.

Farnsworth’s Assistant Principal Laura Saatzer will now serve as interim principal for Farnsworth's PreK-4 Campus. Principal Saatzer already knows the students, the teachers, the aerospace program and the school. Her daily leadership at Farnsworth makes her the perfect candidate to continue the school's aerospace legacy.

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus welcomes new principal
After five years as principal for John A. Johnson, Melissa Lehmann has chosen to move to a new leadership position within Saint Paul Public Schools. She will now join EXPO Elementary as Assistant Principal.

Mrs. Judy Kaufmann has accepted the interim principal position effective today, January 22. Over the next two weeks, Principal Lehmann will work closely with Principal Kaufmann to ensure a seamless transition.

36 SPPS students to participate in 3M STEP program
Congratulations to the 36 students selected to participate in the Career and Technical Education-led 3M STEP (Science Training Encouragement Program). Students submitted a written application along with a transcript, attendance records and essay.

Students who participate in 3M STEP will attend classroom sessions every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 3M during second semester. During the summer, they will work full time for a minimum of nine weeks, putting into practice what they learned during the year.