Meet new PHS Principal Joe Brandl

Posted August 10, 2020

As Joe Brandl takes over as principal at Plymouth High School, he does so amid a global pandemic and a re-imagining of education.

“With so much uncertainty regarding schooling in the fall, it is natural to feel apprehensive and have more questions than answers,” he wrote in a letter to PHS families. “While I don’t have all of the answers yet, I assure you that the Plymouth School Administrative team has been making every effort formulating a plan that will allow for the best educational experience in the safest possible manner.”

Mr. Brandl comes to PHS from Berlin High School, where he was assistant principal and athletic director. He has 9 years of experience as an administrator and 5 years of experience as a teacher. He began his career teaching business education courses for grades 2-12 in Chatfield, Minn.

He graduated from LaFollette High School in Madison, and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Winona State University.

Mr. Brandl is relocating to Plymouth prior to the start of the school year with his wife, Jesi, and daughters Maya and Macy. “We are excited to move to Plymouth and become part of the Plymouth community,” he said. “I look forward to serving the families of Plymouth High School over the coming months.”

Learn more: Read a letter from Mr. Brandl to PHS families.

Joe Brandl portrait

Mr. Joe Brandl, PHS principal.