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Welcome to John F. Elementary School!  I would like to share a little about my professional and personal life via this website article.

I was born and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from high school there in 1995.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities in 2000 with a major in Elementary Education.  I then taught in several different schools in Bloomington for 6 years.  I was a Dean of Students at the elementary level for two years after teaching fifth grade for four years, and sixth grade for two years.

In 2005 I began my administrative training at the University of St. Thomas and graduated in August of 2006 with my Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration.  I also have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education that I completed in 2001 at the University of Minnesota.  I thoroughly enjoyed the classes that I took and learned so much about teaching and learning!

I began teaching with the Bloomington Public Schools in 2000 and became an elementary principal at Marion W. Savage Elementary School in the Burnsville – Eagan – Savage School District in the Spring of 2008, and served in that role for four years.  Shortly thereafter, I became the Principal at Fernbrook Elementary in the Osseo Area Schools in the Summer of 2012, and served in that capacity for two years.   I am excited to join Lakeville Area Public Schools, and I look forward to making JFK my home for the foreseeable future!

I have been married to my wife, Kristi, for 10 years and we have two sons: Emmett, who will be seven in November, and our younger son Liam who will turn four in August.  We regularly spend time with family and friends, and enjoy different “trips” we take around the Twin Cities area to seek new experiences for our family. I enjoy reading professional literature as well as fiction.  I am often found reading two or more books at a time.  I also enjoy traveling and exploring new restaurants in the metro area.

One of the many things about being a principal that I enjoy is interacting with students as they learn and grow as individuals.  It is truly fascinating to watch students evolve and change over time, and I make a very concentrated effort to “know” students.  I work to learn student names, talk to them individually about their interests, meet their families, and interact with them in various activities throughout the school year.  I also enjoy regularly visiting every classroom to see how the students are doing and what they are learning at that particular moment.

Communication between home and school is vital to a student’s education! If you would like to visit with me about your child, please call at 952.232.2800 or e-mail me: We can visit on the phone or via e-mail, or we can set up an appointment for you to come in.


Jeremy M. Willey


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