Principal Welcome

Welcome to Minnetonka High School!

Jeff Erickson

Greetings from Minnetonka High School! Our work at MHS is grounded in three critical words: relationships, engagement, and encouragement. Each staff member is committed to building a strong relationship with students in an engaging environment. At the same time, we work to inspire students to do more than they thought they could. MHS is a school of opportunities for all learners.

I ask each student to excel in the four As: Academics, Arts, Activities, and Athletics all while developing a strong moral compass. New students will quickly learn our two core values: “Do the right thing” and “Represent us well.” These phrases are not merely words; rather, what each student is asked to do. Neither is easy and both require courage. I am proud to watch our students live up to these expectations every day.

Our commitment to building a strong, respectful, and inclusive school community is on-going. We welcome students from all backgrounds and a variety of communities. The fact that we are all Skippers is our common bond. Our ongoing video series, “I am a Skipper," showcases MHS students throughout the year. Please click here to visit the District's Vimeo channel that includes these and all of our videos.

Parents, each year you entrust your child to us. I do not take that responsibility lightly. As a school, we are committed to educating the whole child and providing a positive, safe, fun, and caring community. If you have questions or your child needs assistance, please reach out to your child’s counselor first by phone or email. Likewise, my door is always open and I welcome all feedback.

With thanks for your support,

Jeff Erickson, Principal

The Minnetonka High School administrative team welcomes you!
(l-r) Freya Schirmacher, Nate Gibbs, Jeff Erickson, Josh Stephan and Ann Hanstad


Jeffrey Erickson
Twitter: @TonkaPrincipal
Instagram: @tonkahsprincipal
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Assistant Principals

Ann Hanstad

Ann Hanstad
Student last names A-Han
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Nathaniel Gibbs

Nathaniel Gibbs
Student last names Hao-Ol
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Freya Schirmacher

Freya Schirmacher
Student last names Om-Z
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Student Affairs Coordinator

Josh Stephan

Josh Stephan