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District 196 Superintendent Jane K. Berenz announced the hiring of Jeremy Sorenson to be the next principal at Deerwood Elementary School in Eagan.

Sorenson has been principal at Sunnyside Elementary School in Red Wing since 2014. He will replace current Deerwood Principal Miles Haugen, who in November was hired to become principal of District 196’s new East Lake Elementary School that is scheduled to open this fall. Sorenson will officially take over as principal at Deerwood July 1.

“It is rewarding to be returning to District 196,” said Sorenson, who was a special education teacher at Apple Valley High School between 2006 and 2010. “I am excited to join the Deerwood team and eager to meet the students, staff and families that make Deerwood such a wonderful school from what I have learned.”

Prior to becoming a principal in Red Wing, Sorenson worked for Minneapolis Public Schools from 2012 to 2014, first as a school improvement specialist and then as an elementary school assistant principal. In addition to teaching at Apple Valley High, he also taught special education for the South Washington County Schools and Hastings Public Schools.

Sorenson has a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University, and received his principal and superintendent licensure from Hamline University.

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