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Superintendent's Message

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Wahpeton Public Schools Community,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of the 2022-2023 school year and to officially introduce myself to the community.  I consider it a true privilege and honor to be your new Superintendent of Schools.  Whether you are a student, parent, staff, or community member, I look forward to collaborating with you in pursuit of our School’s Mission Statement: “Inspiring learners to be successful in a changing world”.


As your Superintendent, listening and learning will be my top priority this year.  I look forward to visiting our schools and interacting with staff and students on a regular basis.  I also look forward to attending school activities and community events so I can gain an even deeper understanding of the district and community.  Over the past two months, I have learned about our district’s robust educational programs and the numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available to our students.  With the support of our dedicated and caring staff, it is my intent to ensure the continued success of our students, schools, and community.


I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my family.  My wife Kristen and I grew up in North Dakota.  We are blessed to have three children, one boy and two girls.  My previous professional experiences include being a tutor, coach, science teacher, middle school principal, high school principal, and superintendent. 


As a school superintendent, I believe in the following core beliefs:

  • Students come first.
  • Parents (and the community) are our partners.
  • Victory is in the classroom.
  • Relationships are paramount.
  • Communication and collaboration are keys to our success.
It's a Great Day to be a Husky,
Michael J. Kaiser, Superintendent
Wahpeton Public School District