Principal Nate Meissner
Greetings Ashby Parents and Community Members!
Welcome to another great school year in Ashby. I am pleased to introduce myself. My name is Nate Meissner, I am the PreK-12 Principal here at Ashby. This is my second year in Ashby as Principal. Before coming to Ashby, I taught high school social studies for eight years in Browerville, MN. I am married to my beautiful wife Alicia, who teaches Special Education at Voyager Elementary in Alexandria, MN. We have two children; Andrew is 4 years old and attends preschool at Ashby, and Kenley is 2 years old.
Our mission at Ashby Public School, is “we are committed to providing a well-rounded education in a challenging learning environment that prepares students for success in their local, national, and global communities through opportunities in academics, arts, and leadership activities.”
At Ashby we have a great staff that is committed to the learning, and tapping into the strengths of all students who walk through our doors. Our district goal for 2017-2018 is to maximize learning for all students with a focus on math and reading measured by MCA, NWEA, DIBELS, IGDI, and ACT assessments. Recently, we were notified from MDE, that Ashby Public School has met Minnesota’s goal of reducing the achievement gap by 50 percent in both math and reading. A job well done to the students and staff.
We also have placed an emphasis on technology in the classrooms. All students in preschool through 8th grade have access to devices in the classroom, along with all 9th through 12th grade students being issued a 1:1 Chromebook device.
If you have any questions about Ashby Public School or enrollment, please do not hesitate to call the office at 218-747-2257.
Nate Meissner, Principal
Ashby Public School