Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Principal

Welcome to WestWood Elementary and SAGE Academy! As principal, it is my privilege to support WestWood students and staff to be their best selves and create a culture of love, trust, respect and integrity. As part of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, I share the commitment to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive member of our ever-changing global community.

Before my arrival to Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools in 2016, I was a principal for five years in Albert Lea. I have served as a teacher in a small Wisconsin school and the Northfield School District for 20 years, where I was a second, fourth, and fifth grade teacher.  I also had the opportunity to serve as a reading and language arts coordinator and dean of students. 

My education includes English and elementary education degrees from UW-River Falls, a master’s degree from Mankato State University, and a specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas, with a K-12 principal license.  

Students are the center of all we do at WestWood.  I look forward to another year of providing a safe, welcoming and engaging environment where every learner learns and grows at high levels.  We are PLSAS! We are WestWood!


Karen Zwolenski
Principal
(952) 226-0400