Eden Prairie High School has chosen Joseph “Joe” Perkl as its new director of student activities, effective July 1.
The announcement was made in an email EPHS Principal Nate Gibbs sent to families on Friday afternoon. Perkl, who currently serves as the activities director in Jordan Public Schools since 2017, will replace Russ Reetz, who is leaving the school at the end of June to become principal at White Bear Lake Area High School.
Perkl’s career in education began in 2007 as a special education geography teacher and paraprofessional in Hopkins Public Schools. Afterward, he assumed multiple roles within the district, including dean of students, Lake Conference coordinator, and assistant athletic director.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Cloud State University and is a certified National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association member.
“I am honored to serve the students of Eden Prairie High School across all activities and athletics,” Perkl said. “Eden Prairie has always felt like a home to me, and now it’s official. I can’t wait to get to work with all of our coaches and students! Fly Eagles!”
Gibbs expressed confidence in Perkl’s ability to contribute to the team at EPHS and lead the district’s activities to continued success.
“He has demonstrated a sincere commitment to supporting students, developing outstanding programs, and collaborating with coaches and advisors,” Gibbs said. “I look forward to our work together.”
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