Welcome to Kennedy Elementary

    Principal - Mrs. Kristin Dresler
     Mrs. Dresler
    My name is Kristin Dresler, and I am excited to officially welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year at Kennedy! This is my second year as principal and I am truly honored to have the opportunity to continue my work with the staff and students at Kennedy and to be a member of the Willmar community!


    Kennedy staff are caring and committed to helping all students achieve at high levels. For the past two years, Kennedy has been named a Celebration School by the Minnesota Department of Education. We have rigorous support systems in place to assure that all needs are met. We assist students through our English Learner classes, special education services, and gifted education program. We also have interventionists that support our students in both reading and math on a daily basis. Paraprofessionals help teachers and students in the classroom and we have a variety of support professionals that work to support  teachers, students, and families.

    At Kennedy, we value partnerships with our families and community. We strive to maintain a positive school climate so that all students have the best educational experience possible and that families know they are welcomed and valued.

    I invite you to visit Kennedy to experience our wonderful school community. If I can help you or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 320-214-6688.



    Kennedy staff and students reach for the STARS!


    Kristin Dresler, Principal