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Hello Southwest Lakers! 
 
My name is Dr. Ed Bennett, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to join MPS and lead Southwest High School into the future as your new principal. I appreciate the warm welcome, and I look forward to continuing the Laker tradition of academic excellence and getting to know the students, families, faculty, and staff. I live in the Linden Hills neighborhood, and you may see me out walking my dogs (yellow Labrador and corgi). Please feel free to stop and introduce yourself.
 
If you want a sneak peek at what our emphasis will be for next year and beyond, my nearly twenty years as a secondary administrator have assured me that excellence starts with high and consistent expectations for all students. At Southwest, our expectations will be the Laker ABCs
 
Academics: Study hard, be accountable, and respect teachers, peers, and self every day. 
Behavior: Behave in a manner that will make the entire community proud at all times.
Community: Give back to the school and broader community by getting involved and embracing diversity in all its forms.
 
Excellence and high expectations are not happenstance. They are habits that can be as easy as A-B-C. Feel free to introduce and reinforce these expectations at home with your Laker(s) starting today. 
 
Can't wait to meet you all and begin the 22-23 school year!
 
 
Dr. Edward Bennett (he/him/his)
Principal, Southwest High School
Go Lakers!