• Welcome to Minneota Public Schools! 
     
    Jen Mahan-Deitte  
     Jen Mahan-Deitte
    Curriculum Director/K-12 Assistant Principal
    Minneota Public Schools
    504 N. Monroe Street
    Minneota, MN 56264
    507.872.6175  EX 1160
    jen.mahandeitte@minneotaschools.org  
     
    My name is Jennifer Mahan-Deitte, and I am thrilled to be working for Minneota Public Schools!  I have been in education for 23 years, and I am excited about the many changes that I see evolving in this profession, as well as in our local school district.   
     
    I grew up in Austin, MN, and I attained my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.  This is where I met my husband, Dan Deitte.  We have 3 daughters (Ivy, Sienna, and Olivia) who also attend Minneota Public Schools.  In the spring of 2016, our eldest daughter graduated from MPS.  It's a great community in which to raise a family!    
     
    I have held positions located in western, central, and now southwest Minnesota.  My experiences have been comprehensive as I have taught in Minnewaska Area Schools, Litchfield Public Schools, Maple Lake Public Schools, and the Milroy Area Charter School.  My most recent position was with the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative, which is how I began working with Minneota Public Schools 7 years ago.  I recently obtained my master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction from St. Catherine University as well as my Administrative License from Saint Mary's University.  Lifelong learning has been, and will continue to be, a crucial component in my life. 
     
    If you have questions regarding your child's grade-level curriculum, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or activities you can do at home to further your child's learning, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Take time to visit the testing calendar, which will alert you as to when certain benchmark (NWEA/MAP) and state tests (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments - MCAs) will be administered  to your child.  Success comes from a united approach between home and school. 
     
    “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”   - Henry Ford