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Bethlehem Academy Announces Hiring of Melinda Reeder as New President/Principal

Bethlehem Academy Announces Hiring of Melinda Reeder as New President/Principal

The Bethlehem Academy Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Melinda (Mindy) Reeder as the new President/Principal of Bethlehem Academy, effective July 1, 2020. We thank Dr. Chuck Briscoe for his service to Bethlehem Academy and congratulate him on his retirement from a 43-year career in education.

Mindy Reeder has had a lifelong devotion to Catholic education. She has most recently served as Principal of St. Michael Catholic School in Prior Lake, MN. Prior to this position she served as Principal at Nativity of Mary Catholic School in Bloomington, MN, which followed her experience as teacher and shared Principal at Most Holy Redeemer and Our Lady of the Prairie in Montgomery, MN. She previously served in Faribault as Advancement and Admissions Director at DMCS.

Reeder is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from St. Catherine’s University, and received her Educational Leadership and Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas. Most recently she has strengthened her education with workshops in Blended Learning, Leadership Training and Board Development, and Growth Mindset and Responsive Classrooms.

We hope you will welcome Mindy Reeder to the Bethlehem Academy family as she begins her service to our wonderful school.

We look forward to continuing to build on the rich history of Bethlehem Academy as we serve our students in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition in the years to come.

Kathy Nass
Bethlehem Academy Board of Directors

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