Woodbury High School: Jason Gonnion hired as new Activities DirectorJason Gonnion will join the staff at Woodbury High School on Thursday, Sept. 15, as the Royals’ new Activities Director.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
Jason Gonnion will join the staff at Woodbury High School on Thursday, Sept. 15, as the Royals’ new Activities Director.
Most recently, Gonnion has been Dean of Students at Forest Lake High School. He takes over for Jason Schultz, who left Woodbury after two years as activities director to become Assistant Principal at Cottage Grove Middle School.
“Mr. Gonnion is a dynamic leader who is passionate about all high school activities,” Woodbury Principal Linda Plante said in a release from the district. “He comes to us with stellar recommendations on both the academic and activities side of his resume. I see him as a strong, committed leader who will take the Activities program at Woodbury High School to new levels.”
At Forest Lake, Gonnion coordinated numerous efforts for the school including college and career readiness initiatives, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), National Honor Society, Student Advisory, Financial Aid, Link Crew and Athletics and Activities leadership.
His experience also includes an Assistant Principal internship at Tartan High School, teaching special education, physical education and work experience courses at Tartan and in the Stillwater school district.
He has coached football, golf, Nordic racing and volleyball and received numerous educational and athletic awards over the years.
Gonnion holds an educational administration degree from Saint Mary’s University, coaching accreditation through the National Federation of State High School Associations, Masters of Education from the U of M in K-12 Physical Education and a Bachelor of Science from U of W-LaCrosse in Sport Management.