Al Johnson, Principal

  • Al Johnson

    Al Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree from Northwestern University of St. Paul. He is currently completing his doctorate in education at Bethel University. Mr. Johnson served five years as an equity integration specialist in Hopkins, Minnesota, facilitating before and after-school programs. He served as Site Administrator at Humboldt High School for two years and also worked as a student advocate. Mr. Johnson is currently entering his 7th school year in the St Cloud School District. Has served as principal at McKinley Area Learning Center, Apollo High school, Director of Equity Services and returning as Principal at McKinley Area Learning Center. 

    Mr. Johnson has seven children and five grandchildren. Mr. Johnson's favorite quote from a student is, "Don't be afraid to be yourself, you're perfect just the way you are.” 


Richard Chakolis, Assistant Principal

  • Richard Chakolis Richard Chakolis graduated from Augsburg College. Prior to that he attended school and played football at the Air Force Academy prep school. Chakolis also wrestled and played football at the Coast Guard Academy. He completed his master's degree and administrative licensure at St. Mary's University. Chakolis has taught and coached in several different school district's and has always had a strong relationship with the students. This will be his second year as the assistant principal at the ALC. Previously he worked at Talahi elementary as assistant principal, and at South Junior high as the  administrative intern. Chakolis loves working with parents, staff, and students. He is very excited for the upcoming year.