Principal Jeff Radel


We, as leaders, as teachers, as a school system, need to be always open for feedback. Because students have a voice and we have to tap into that voice to shift our thinking and shift our practices to meet the needs of our students. A way to do that is to have [students] share what works and what doesn't work.-Jeff Radel,
Glen Lake Elementary principal

Message from Principal Jeff Radel

Dear Glen Lake families,

Hello, my name is Jeff Radel and I have been principal of Glen Lake Elementary since July of 2016. I am honored and proud to lead this supportive and committed school community. 

As a principal, I believe that every child needs to feel safe and welcome in order to achieve at high levels. It is my mission to help continue to grow the caring, positive culture here at Glen Lake so that every child feels valued and connected. My foundation as a principal will always be teaching and learning, and I will do everything in my abilities to support the students, teachers, and families along the journey of learning.

I look forward to seeing all of you and am excited for future opportunities to work with one another. Please feel free to contact me at 952-988-5201, or email me at with any questions or concerns.


Jeff Radel 
Principal, Glen Lake Elementary
@RadelJeff on X


  • Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University
  • Master's Degree from St. Mary's University
  • Administrative License at the University of Minnesota
Principal Jeff Radel smiles for a photo.
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