LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Mark Jenson

Position: Secondary Principal
School: ROCORI High School
School District: ROCORI School District
City, State: Cold Spring, MN

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Mark Jenson was nominated by his superintendent, Scott Staska.

Mark Jenson is an effective leader for ROCORI High School. Under his direction, ROCORI High School has consistently received recognition as a US News and World Report Bronze standard school, and ranks as a regional leader under Minnesota rules for measuring schools.

Mr. Jenson has worked hard to change the curriculum and academic program to be focused on 21st Century skills, real-world experiences, and collaborating within the community. He emphasizes a personalized learning environment and is a strong advocate for equitable educational opportunities for all students.

"Mark sets high expectations and encourages others to reach those expectations," Staska said.