Principal Ric Gibson Wins Leadership Award

Published Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

West St. Paul, MN -

SCL high school principal Ric Gibson was named winner of the 2019 Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) Leadership Award. He will be recognized at the 11th Annual Private and Independent Education Awards on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the University of St. Thomas. People recognized at this awards celebration exemplify the strengths of MISF schools, the support of the community, and the many notable efforts to improve K-12 education in Minnesota. 

“Ric’s willingness to embrace, develop, and implement new initiatives in education have had a long-lasting impact on the ministry of St. Croix Lutheran. He was integral in the early stages of the middle school startup, the growth and development of the international program, and our chapel band,” remarks President Todd Russ. “Ric’s youthful enthusiasm, professional demeanor, servant leadership, can-do attitude, and selfless support of the students is contagious. He truly epitomizes the heartbeat of St. Croix Lutheran.”

Ric Gibson came to SCL in 1999 to serve as the communications director and recruitment coordinator. In 2001, he was promoted to high school principal, and in 2006 served as the interim president.

St. Croix Lutheran Academy is a private Christian college-preparatory school located in West St. Paul, MN for grades 6-12. Established in 1958, the school offers Bible-based experiential and college-prep curriculums including STEM, accelerated, advanced placement, and college-credit courses. 95% of graduates pursue higher education after graduation. SCL offers 23 interscholastic sports and competes at the championship level as a member of the Tri Metro Conference. In addition to athletics, students have many opportunities to participate in a wide variety of fine arts, service, and leadership programs. SCL’s on-site 152-bed dormitory houses American and 125 international students from 13 countries worldwide.

Wade Guerin, Class of 2007, Conference Tournament Championship Player of the Game, University of Wisconsin River Falls
" Coach Boehm was not just a coach. He was a role model, and that second father figure away from home. He taught us all how to not just be athletes, but also athletes of character and integrity. "
- Wade '07