Joel Heitkamp, Principal
Joel Heitkamp has had the privilege of serving South Junior High School and ISD 742 for the last nineteen years in many different capacities. The last four 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 of Education in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, as well as post-master licensures in K-12 Administration and K-12 Superintendency 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 2023-24 school year started! Go Tigers!
Email: Joel Heitkamp
Shara Stone, Assistant Principal
Shara Stone is thrilled to work with South families and students as an assistant principal again for the 2023-24 school year. While this will be her second year as an AP, it will be the 21st year she has been at South in various roles. She is excited to help students find success with their academic, social, and emotional needs by focusing on South's community pillars of Accountability, Respect, and Empathy.
Ms. Stone's greatest joy as an educator comes from the relationships she has built with students and families over the years. She looks forward to building more positive and collaborative partnerships with families to meet the unique needs of each student. Go Tigers!
Email: Shara Stone