Joel Heitkamp, Principal
Joel Heitkamp has had the privilege of serving South Junior High School for the last sixteen years in many different capacities. The last three years, he has been honored to be South Junior High’s principal.
Mr. Heitkamp has his undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University in teaching physical education, health education and coaching, a master's of Education in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, as well as a post-masters K-12 administration license from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Mr. Heitkamp is excited to serve all students and families of the South Junior High learning community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to him. He is looking forward to partnering with all families to ensure each student reaches their highest potential. Heitkamp is most excited for the opportunity to work closely with students and families to empower all to make the most out of the middle school experience.
The excitement of another school year brings him great pleasure and he can’t wait to get the 2022-23 school year started! Go Tigers!
Email: Joel Heitkamp
Shara Stone, Assistant Principal
Shara Stone is excited to return to South Junior High as assistant principal. She has served the St. Cloud School District 742 community for over 22 years. Most of her time was spent at South Junior High teaching science. Prior to moving back to South, she spent two years at Lincoln Elementary School as assistant principal.
Stone earned a bachelor of science from St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in aquatic biology. After taking a job at South Junior High School, as a paraprofessional, she decided to pursue a career in education. She went back to school for her teaching license and earned a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. She then completed her school administration license from St. Mary’s University.
Her greatest joy as an educator comes from the relationships she has built with students and families over the years. She enjoys running into former students throughout St. Cloud and finding out where their paths have taken them. She is looking forward to supporting South students as they navigate their middle school years. Go Tigers!
Email: Shara Stone