Monde Schwartz named new Century High School principal

Apr. 17—ROCHESTER — Rochester Public Schools named Monde Schwartz as the new Century High School principal. She is currently the principal at Prairie Winds Middle School in the Mankato Area Public Schools district.

In her career at Mankato school district, Schwartz also worked as an assistant principal, career and technical education coordinator, continuous improvement coach and high school social studies teacher.

"Monde is a student-centered, relationship-focused leader and I have no doubt that these qualities will set her up to be a strong leader for Century High," Superintendent Kent Pekel said in a press release announcing her position.

After Century High School Principal

Nate Walbruch announced his resignation

in February, RPS set up an interview team of current staff, parents and district personnel. Walbruch said he is pursuing other opportunities and his decision "is not a reflection of my feelings towards this school nor the staff/students." He will continue through the end of the school year.

Schwartz will begin her position on July 1.

"I'm thrilled about this opportunity to be involved in a district that has such a high reputation," Schwartz said. "I can't wait to work with the students, staff and families at Century on our continued journey towards excellence."

Monde has a bachelor of arts from Gustavus Adolphus and a master of science and specialist from Minnesota State University, Mankato.