Peggy Ryan hired as new SCF high school principal
Former SCF teacher was principal in Siren
by Greg Marsten
Leader staff writer
ST. CROIX FALLS – Peggy Ryan is the new principal at St. Croix Falls High School, and may be a familiar name to many locals, as she was the former Siren high school principal and was also a former St. Croix Falls teacher.
Ryan replaces Peter Nusbaum, who resigned after seven years recently to pursue other education options.
She lives in Frederic with her husband, John, but as mentioned, she is no stranger to St. Croix Falls, as she was an English teacher for seven years at the district, and even open-enrolled her own daughter for five years. That daughter is now pursuing a master's degree, which Ryan attributes, at least part, to the district.
"I think it was absolutely tied to the school, environment and the district," she said.
Ryan has been in administration for a total of five years and has worked with many of the St. Croix Falls staff, so she is no stranger to their curriculum or policies.
"I knew the strengths of the staff, and I knew it was a great school," she said. "I consider it the opportunity of a lifetime to work with my former colleagues again."
St. Croix Falls is a much larger district than Siren, and while she has great things to say about that district, she is excited about the move.
"In a smaller district, like Siren, you have a lot of hats to wear," she said. "(St. Croix Falls) and really all districts in the state, have many of the same challenges: to keep kids learning as much as they can."
Ryan sees great things ahead for St. Croix Falls, and said she was thrilled to be a part of making that future possible.
"(Like all districts), your achievement needs to be a match with what your what your potential is. We all need to keep pushing hard to get the most effective education in the classroom, period," she said. "But again, I consider this the opportunity of a lifetime and can't wait to dig in!"