Welcome to the 2014/15 School Year!

The Administrators at Minnesota Transitions Middle School want to introduce ourselves.   My name is Troy Willemssen, I will be the new Middle School Program Director.  For the last four years,  I have been an administrator and assumed many different roles at MTS High School. I spent the first two years instituting a new discipline policy along with helping create a new school culture.   The last two years, I have been the Director of the Colin Powell Leadership Academy.  Much of my day was spent troubleshooting parental concerns, grad counseling, student scheduling, and marketing.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to meet and work alongside each of you!

My name is Brian Zimmer and I am the new Dean of Students here at the middle school. I have a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Bethel University. This past spring I finished my Master’s Degree in Special Education. I also hold a K-12 license working with students with learning disabilities. For the past two years I worked at Lionsgate Academy. I started first as an educational assistant, and then the math inclusion teacher. When I am not working with students, I like to spend time traveling, hanging with friends, fishing, and enjoying outdoor fun. I am excited for the upcoming school year to work alongside all of you!

We would like to invite our parents, guardians, & students to our first MTS Family Night!  This event will be Tuesday, September 9th from 4pm – 6pm.  Brian and I will be here to meet and greet all parents/guardians.  To show our gratitude, we will have food and drinks available for all families.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to call Tammy at the front desk to set up a time to meet with the administrators at another time,  612- 724-468.