Justin Skaalerud, Principal

  • Justin Skaalerud

    Justin Skaalerud is in his first year as principal at Apollo High School after spending the last three years as an assistant principal at Apollo. He started teaching in the St. Cloud Area 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, Principal Skaalerud spent 7 years teaching at Apollo High School before becoming the activities director at Apollo in 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Studies Education from St. Cloud State University (SCSU) in 2005, a master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership in 2010 and completed his K-12 Principal and Superintendent License in 2019 from SCSU.
    Principal Skaalerud is passionate about being part of the Apollo High School Community. This is the school he and his family calls home and he is very excited for 2022-2023 school year and is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with all students to help them reach their full potential.

    Email: Justin Skaalerud

Erin Agosto, Assistant Principal

  • Erin Agosto

    Erin Agosto is in her first year as an Assistant Principal at Apollo High School, coming from the Osseo Area School District. Erin has been an educator for twenty years as a Social Studies teacher, Targeted Services facilitator and Adult Basic Education teacher. Ms. Agosto earned her Bachelor’s in Social Science Education from the College of St. Scholastica in 2002, Master's in teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University in 2007, K-12 Principal Licensure from St. Mary’s University in 2019 and her Educational Specialist Degree from St. Mary’s University in 2022. 

    Assistant Principal Agosto is excited to be a part of the St. Cloud Apollo High School community. She looks forward to supporting the learning and growth for Apollo students, parents and staff.

    Email: Erin Agosto

Laura Freese, Assistant Principal

  • Laura Freese

    Laura Freese is in her third year as an assistant principal.  She started her post high school educational journey at St. Cloud State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, in addition to a Middle School Endorsement with an emphasis in math.
    In 1998, she began teaching part time in the Little Falls School District as a math assurance of mastery teacher. Freese was hired in the St. Cloud Area School District in 2000 as a math teacher at South Junior High. By 2005, she earned her Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University. She taught at South Junior High for 15 years before being hired as an academic coach. She served as an academic coach for the next five years at Clearview Elementary School, Kennedy Community School and then at Apollo High School. Freese earned her K-12 Principal Licensure in the spring of 2019. 
    Laura Freese is inspired by the creativity, compassion, and intellect the young scholars of Apollo bring to the school community.  She is dedicated to creating a safe and caring environment where all students and staff can thrive and grow to their fullest potential.

    Email: Laura Freese

Ahmed Hassan, Assistant Principal

  • Ahmed Hassan

    Ahmed Hassan has served the St. Cloud District 742 Public Schools since 2012 as a Paraeducator, Bilingual Communication Support Specialist, Educational Equity Outreach Coordinator, Administrative Intern, and Dean of Students.  He earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University in 2017, a master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership in 2020 and finished his K-12 Principal License in the Summer of 2022.
    Mr. Hassan is in his first year as an Assistant Principal at Apollo High School and is privileged to be part of the Apollo Community.  He is looking forward to bringing his experience to the Apollo community and building a positive school culture that welcomes all students, staff, and the community regardless of their background.

    Email: Ahmed Hassan