Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, MN, has named its new president, after completing an extensive search. Dr. Craig Junker was selected by the Totino-Grace High School Corporate Board and will start his new role effective July 1, 2014. Junker has more than 20 years of experience in Catholic and public education, including service as a Lasallian Volunteer (LV) for two years.
Described as a strategic thinker and mission-driven leader, Junker brings a lot of experience to his new role, as he has held numerous positions including coach, teacher, principal, president, and superintendent. Currently, he is the superintendent of Lake City Public Schools, and he previously served as president of Cotter Schools in Winona, MN.
Getting a taste of the Lasallian mission, Junker served as an LV teaching English and religion at St. Joseph’s High School in Greenville, MS, which was a Lasallian school at the time of his service. He also holds a Master of Arts in Instruction and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, both from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Junker is looking forward to being part of a community where faith is present.
“What excites me about Totino-Grace is that the staff meets students at the door and helps them to become the person God wants them to be,” said Junker in this message. “Once people are part of Totino-Grace, they belong to a community that will have a life-long impact. People profoundly care about one another and are invested in each other’s success. Totino-Grace is for life.”