Meet the Principal

Welcome, Washburn Families!

Washburn is a wonderful place for students to learn and grow. World-class programming combined with a staff of truly talented and experienced individuals that treat every child like their own makes for an elementary experience you and your child will be proud of for a lifetime. Our caring and dedicated staff set high expectations for themselves and their students on a daily basis. We have a terrific community of parents and businesses that support our school and activities. 

Our staff is eager to partner with you and your child in providing a meaningful learning experience. We encourage parents to be involved in their child's education. We welcome you to stop in to visit the classroom and meet your child's teachers. 

I grew up in southern Minnesota, and now I live in New Prague with my wife Jody, our three children Kaylee, Owen and Emma, and our Pug named Gus. My family and I enjoy spending our free time together: camping, fishing, biking, birdwatching, gardening and more.  

I have a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Cloud State University as well as a Master of Education, Educational Specialists Degree and Educational Administrative License from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. 

Principal Andrew Wilkins