Alicia Fischer, Principal
Alicia Fischer is excited to begin her first year as principal at Apollo High School. For twenty years, she has dedicated her professional life to working with students, families and staff to create positive outcomes for young people. Most recently, she served as principal at McKinley Area Learning Center and prior to that as assistant principal at Technical High School for four years. Before joining St. Cloud Area School District, she worked in the Osseo School District as a teacher and an instructional coach. These experiences have well-prepared her to lead Apollo, and she looks forward to leading and learning with Apollo students and staff.
At Apollo, Ms. Fischer looks forward to building strong connections with all members of the learning community because those relationships serve as the foundation for a dynamic educational environment where the focus is on student growth, choice and success.
These outcomes are achieved through high expectations and high support for all. Talented staff work tirelessly to bring the school district’s mission to life. Everyone is invited to visit the wonderful Apollo school community and experience Eagle Pride!
Robert Murry, Interim Assistant Principal
Robert E. Murry starts this year as Interim Assistant Principal at Apollo High School. He has worked in the field of education for over 30 years at multiple levels: from pre-K -12th grade to adult education. Murry has urban, suburban and private education experiences, serving as a diversity coordinator and trainer in a variety of school districts.
Murry has worked as an educational administrator in urban and suburban schools systems, as a Dean of Students in the Hopkins School District, Assistant Principal at Harvest Preparatory in Minneapolis, Dean of Students at Valley View Middle School in the Bloomington School District, Assistant Principal at Minneapolis North Community High School, and Dean of Students at Robbinsdale Middle School in the Robbinsdale School District.
Murry served the past five years in the St. Cloud School District as an Assistant Principal at North Jr. High for two years and at McKinley ALC for three years.
Murry received his BSW from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall and a Master of Educational Administration and Educational Administration Licensure from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Murry was born on the south side of Chicago, IL. He went to high school on the south side of Minneapolis, graduating from Minneapolis Roosevelt.
Murry holds a great appreciation for the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and parents of District 742. He has a passion for working with the students, staff, parents, community to make his building a welcoming, safe and warm learning environment for all who enter our doors.
He is happy to have this opportunity to work with all Apollo students, but is also quite excited to reconnect with some of his former North Junior High students who are now seniors. His goal is to help all students continue their journey toward graduation and future success.
Justin Skaalerud, Interim Assistant Principal
Justin Skaalerud is in his first year as Interim Assistant Principal at Apollo High School after spending the previous year as the Activities Director at Apollo. Mr. Skaalerud started teaching in the St. Cloud School District in 2006. After spending four years teaching at Tech High School and North Junior High School and one year at Kennedy Community School, Mr. Skaalerud has spent the last 7 years teaching at Apollo High School. Mr. Skaalerud earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from St. Cloud State University in 2005, a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from St. Cloud State University in 2010 and completed his K-12 Principal and Superintendent license this summer.Mr. Skaalerud is passionate about being part of the Apollo High School Community. This is the school that he calls home and he is very excited to be an Assistant Principal for the 2019-2020 school year and is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with all students to help them reach their full potential.
Brenda Tiber, Assistant Principal
Brenda Tiber returns as assistant principal of Apollo High School. She has worked more than 20 years as a high school classroom teacher (physics and chemistry) and instructional leader. Mrs. Tiber has urban, suburban and online experiences teaching and leading in White Bear Lake HS, Robbinsdale Cooper HS, Insight School of MN, Maple Grove Senior HS and other schools in the Osseo Area School District. She has degrees from Minnesota State Mankato (BEd), U of M Twin Cities (MEd) and University of St. Thomas (EdS).
Mrs. Tiber is passionate about the mission of District 742 to create a safe and caring climate and culture in which we prepare, engage, educate, empower and inspire all learners in partnership with their surrounding community to be successful in today's and tomorrow's society. She believes ALL students can achieve at high levels.
Mrs. Tiber is proud to be an Eagle and member of the Apollo community; “SOAR into YOUR future.”