JA Hughes Elementary School

Principal Christopher Bjerklie

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     Meet Principal Chris Bjerklie.   He comes to Red Lake Falls after spending 13 years at Ponemah School which is part of the Red Lake School District.  While employed by Red Lake he worked as an elementary teacher, Dean of Students and most recently an Assistant Principal.

Principal Bjerklie and his wife, Kristy, live near Thief River Falls, MN.  Kristy is employed by Digi-Key Corporation in Thief River Falls. He has a daughter, Elizabeth and two step-sons, Casey and Clay.

His hobbies include hunting, wood working, golfing and anything else outside.    



Lafayette High School Principal

Bradley Kennett




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     Meet Principal Brad Kennett.   Principal Kennett holds many jobs here at Lafayette.  Not only is he the principal but he also coaches the PeeWee hockey team.  After graduating from B.S.U in 1994, Principal Kennett was hired as Hockey Coach for the Lafayette High School Eagles and the Physical Education teacher at JA Hughes Elementary.  He continued on with his education while working fulltime as a teacher/coach and moved into an administrative position at Lafayette High School in 2007.

     Principal Kennett and his wife Kris, who is a health and physical education teacher at Lafayette have two sons, Zak and Ty and one daughter, Rowan.    

     Some of his favorites would be walleye fishing, grouse hunting, and watching college and NHL Hockey.


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Welcome to ISD 630 -- Red Lake Falls Public Schools.  The District Offices are located at 404 Champagne Avenue, inside the main entrance to Lafayette High School.





James Guetter

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Meet Superintendent Jim Guetter.  He is also the superintendent of Red Lake County Central.

Prior to coming to Red Lake County he spent one year at the Herman-Norcross Public School as the Superintendent and K-12 Principal.  He also taught (mathematics) and coached (football & basketball) from 1988 to 2002 at Argyle and Stephen-Argyle.

Superintendent Guetter and his wife Paige live in Argyle where they raised their three children. Blake, married to Gretchen, Casey, and Katie.

When not working the Guetters enjoy spending time outdoors and  being with family whenever possible.