Jefferson Elementary welcomes new principal and assistant principal!
Jefferson Elementary, Julie Hull, Principal and Jonathan Schwaegerl

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Jefferson Elementary School to welcome Julie Hull, Principal, and Jonathan Schwaegerl, Assistant Principal. Julie was previously the Assistant Principal before being promoted to this new role. She was born and raised in New Prague, where she taught kindergarten for ten years. She also has a history of coaching varsity sports for both swimming and gymnastics. She received degrees from St. Catherine’s and Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU,M). She expressed how much she enjoys education and being part of inspiring young minds.

Jonathan comes to New Ulm from Montevideo. Also a graduate of MSU,M, his first teaching job was as a 5th grade teacher in Maple River. During budget cuts his position was eliminated and moved to a new experience in Lake Crystal. His previous administrative duties included his experience at Mountain Lake, MN as principal. His dedication went beyond the classroom, as he too, coached baseball and basketball. Both Julie and Jonathan miss their classrooms; mostly due to close relationships they had with their students. Thank you both for your commitment to educating our youth. Congratulations, Julie & Jonathan! 

In the photo: Lori Kollman, Citizens Bank Minnesota; Kim Hanson, New Ulm Real Estate; Julie Hull, Jonathan Schwaegerl, Jefferson Elementary School; Tom Buskey, Edward Jones.