Dear New Life Community,
I am excited to announce Mr. Ian Bronson as the new Middle and Upper School Principal, effective next school year.
Mr. Bronson has most recently served as the Student Achievement Specialist, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal at Park High School. Prior to that, he worked as Principal, Academic Director, Teacher, and Coach at various public and private schools across Minnesota. In addition to his more than 20 years of experience in education, Mr. Bronson has distinguished himself in several ways as an educational leader, including American Chemical Society Teacher of the Year, MN (2013) and Voted as Best Teacher at North High School (2008, 2009, 2011).
Mr. Bronson was selected from a pool of talented candidates in a search that included input and participation from administrative staff, teachers, and parents. His strengths include student engagement and achievement, academic intervention, instructional leadership, and family-school relations. Mr. Bronson is passionate and committed to increasing and supporting each student’s curiosity quotient in preparing them for success in a challenging world.
Mr. Bronson is a graduate of Bethel University (BS in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, BA in Chemistry, MA in Teaching). He also holds an Education Specialist and Administrative Licensure from University of St. Thomas. Mr. Bronson is currently in pursuit of his doctorate in K-12 Administration from Bethel University. He lives in Vadnais Heights with his wife, Lara and daughters, Lily (Senior next year) and Cecilia (Sophomore next year).
“This is a tremendous honor and I am looking forward to working with and supporting the families, students, and staff at New Life Academy. It is also a humbling experience to be selected, and I will endeavor to work diligently to ensure that I can support the great work already underway at NLA“ said Mr. Bronson.
I am excited to welcome Ian to the New Life family as Secondary Principal. His background and experience will greatly assist NLA as we continue to grow our ability to serve our families in our mission of Kingdom Education. I am also excited with his ability to connect with students and families.
Dr. Bruce Locklear
Head of School