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R. L. Stevenson (RLS) Elementary School Principal Daryl Vossler has announced his intent to retire at the end of this school year. Vossler, himself a former student of RLS, has served as the school’s principal for 14 years. His retirement is effective July 1.
Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel said that Fridley was lucky to have Vossler serve as one of its principals and that she has enjoyed working with him. “As a principal, he has connected well with staff, families, and community members to prioritize the education of students. We are grateful for his numerous contributions to students and the district. He will be missed,” she said.
Vossler said that he has worked with a very humble group of people who work tirelessly for students. “It’s been great to witness the work they do to support our kids and the concern they have for them as people,’ he said. “They go above and beyond in their jobs, and I hope that is what I have done as well. I am proud of the strong sense of community Stevenson has and how this staff comes together to support not only kids and their families, but also each other.”
Prior to coming to Fridley, Vossler taught in the Stillwater School District and served as principal at Cambridge Intermediate School.
Vossler, who said he loved to come to school every day and working to make a positive impact in people’s lives, expressed that he will miss a lot of things about his school and job.
“This has been such a great community of people working together for our kids,” he said, adding that Stevenson parents have been so supportive of him and the work that staff does with their children.
“I have developed friendships in the community as they too, have supported our work with financial and material gifts. Our Stevenson staff is so much more than the people I work with. It is my second family. They also have been so supportive of me personally and professionally.”
“I will miss my students,” said Vossler, adding that teaching young children is the reason he decided to make a career change to education. “When students are at the center of what you do, it is not hard to find the motivation to work hard, give it your all, and along the way, create some memorable educational opportunities and experiences for students,” he said.
Vossler is looking forward to spending more time with his family, traveling and seeing what the next chapter brings.
Congratulations Daryl and thank you for your many years of service to our students. We wish you happy retirement.