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


Welcome to WestWood Elementary & SAGE Academy! It is a privilege to serve as the WestWood/SAGE principal to support students and staff to be their best selves and create a culture of love, trust, respect and integrity. I am thrilled to be part of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools where staff is committed to students and learning.

This is my second year as the WestWood principal. Prior to my arrival at PLSAS, I was a principal for five years in Albert Lea. For twenty years I was a teacher in the Northfield School District and in a small town in Wisconsin. I was a second, fourth, and fifth grade teacher. I also had the opportunity to serve as a reading/language arts coordinator for three years and a dean of students for one year.

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

Students are my number one priority and I look forward to working alongside parents to provide an education that meets every learner where they are and allows every student to learn and grow at high levels. We Are WestWood! We Are PLSAS!

Karen Zwolenski
(952) 226-0400