Principal & Administrative Dean

Administrative Dean – Mr. Zemek

I am the Administrative Dean at Clover Ridge Elementary in my 22nd year with the district.  I was a member of the core team that helped design and program CRE.  I believe you have to take risks in life by pushing your comfort zone and continue to learn.  This belief is why I’m so excited about being the Administrative Dean at Carver Elementary.  Programming and design are well under way with the core team, and we are so excited to open the doors in the fall of 2017.

I have taught grades 3, 4, and 5 at Clover Ridge and Chaska Elementary.  I continue to serve on the Language Arts District committee and am the Assistant Varsity volleyball coach for Chaska High School.

My wife, Heidi, and I have been married 20 years.  We call Victoria home and love living in the district we work in.  We have two sons, Callen and Benett.  Callen attends Chanhassen High School, and Benett is in his last year of Clover Ridge.  A dog rounds out the family at home.  Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, volleyball, and cooking.

I grew up in Pine City, Minnesota, where my parents continue to live.  I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Thomas University, and earned my Administrative License through St. Mary’s University.