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South View names Loo and Pettis co-deans

Tricia Pettis and Kaela Loo Aug. 3, 2020 – South View Middle School is pleased to announce the hiring of Tricia Pettis and Kaela Loo as Dean of Students. The two will share the Dean position and also an instructional coach position, a role they have each served in during the past three years.

Pettis is in her 20th year in education and had been at South View for the past 15 years.  She previously taught language arts for grades eight and nine, and 21st Century Literacy, before becoming an instructional coach. She taught at Chaska Middle School West for five years prior to joining EPS.

Loo is in her 18th year in education and on the teaching staff at South View. She has been a teacher of grade nine language arts, and grade eight 21st Century Literacy, before becoming an instructional coach.

“We are both eager and excited to support both learners and teachers build their capacity in this new role,” said Pettis and Loo. “South View Middle School is a very special place supported by an incredible community. To be able to continue our work at South View in the role of Dean is our honor.”

Pettis and Loo begin their new duties immediately. South View will begin the hiring process for an additional teacher position.

Left to right: Tricia Pettis and Kaela Loo.