Superintendent Welcome


Welcome back to another great year at Albert Lea Area Schools.  We are proud of our district as we continuously seek ways to improve learning and provide more opportunities for our students.

Throughout the district our staff is collaboratively focused on four critical questions: What do we want our students to learn?  How do we know if they have learned it?  How do we respond if they do not learn?  How do we respond when they do learn?   I encourage parents of our students to have conversations with teachers about these questions that we as a staff have committed to.

This year we continue to adjust programming to best meet the needs of all of our students.  At the elementary level, we have aligned our schools so that our students will receive increased specialist time in the area of physical education, and they will have an opportunity for enrichments in some of the arts.  At the secondary level, we continue to expand our community partnerships with local business and industry, through our youth apprenticeship program.  We are also continuing with our Gifted and Talented Programming through the middle school level.

If you are new to our district, please check out our website to examine the variety of activities that we offer our students at all grade levels. 

Albert Lea Area Schools is a great school district, and I am proud to serve as your Superintendent. 

Thank you for your continued support of our district. I look forward to seeing many of you at a variety of our school events.

Mike Funk