Superintendent's Office

Superintendent Denise Pontrelli

Welcome to Stillwater Area Public Schools!

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to our school district and our outstanding schools. Stillwater is the oldest school district in the state of Minnesota. Since the first one-room school house was established in 1848 we’ve been building a long, rich history of quality education for our students. 

The very best part of my job as superintendent is visiting with our students and watching the incredible teaching that takes place in our classrooms. Our students are naturally curious, and we encourage them to ask why, to explore how, and to wonder “what if.” We know that curious minds solve complex problems, and we’re dedicated to helping our students become creative, innovative and passionate.

We have an outstanding teaching staff committed to knowing students personally and helping to meet their unique needs. We provide numerous opportunities in academics, arts and athletics for students to explore their interests and develop passions, and we have an expectation of success for every learner.

Throughout the years our residents have demonstrated their desire to live in one of the best school districts in Minnesota. We support each other and we learn from each other. Where you find a great community, you can be assured there are outstanding schools. 

Please stop in and visit! 

Denise Pontrelli
Superintendent of Schools

Denise Pontrelli

Talk of the District

with Denise Pontrelli, Superintendent

Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council

The Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council will bring together people with different perspectives to talk about a common interest – our students.