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About Mr. Vetsch
Randy Vetsch received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education, his master’s degree in educational leadership and administration, and a school administrator’s license from St. Cloud State University. Vetsch taught elementary school for 10 years in two public school districts: Red Lake Indian Reservation and Monticello Public Schools. He also worked as a school administrator for the past 16 years. Prior to joining the team at Athlos Academy, Vetsch was the executive director at Cedar Riverside Community School.
“The philosophy at Athlos Academy was a great fit for me,” he said. “The three pillars of the Athlos model prepare children for life by making them men and women of character, sound academic minds, and healthy bodies.“
When asked about his best quality as an educator, he said it was his “enthusiasm and ability to build relationships with my students. They knew that I cared, and they were engaged as they never knew what was going to happen next.”
Favorite Performance Character Trait: Energy/Zest
Each day is a gift, and our smile, positive attitude, and words can make a difference in every student and person we meet each day. I wake up each day excited for what lies ahead. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
Fun Facts about Mr. Vetsch
Q: What are some things about you most people don’t know?
- I used to be a head football coach.
- I once owned a hobby farm with horses, sheep, chickens, and ducks.
Q: What are your most favorite children’s books?
A: I am a big sports fan, and as a child my favorite author was Matt Christopher. He wrote over 130 sports fiction novels for children. I also read biographies of the U.S. presidents. Did you know that James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other, at the same time?