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June 29, 2015


I am writing to inform you that South High School Athletic Director Amy Cardarelle will be moving to Edison High School this upcoming school year. In turn, Edison’s Athletic Director Brett McNeal will be leading our athletics program. The change is to best match each school’s current athletic needs.

Mr. McNeal has years of experience as a coach at many district schools and is a former division one college basketball player. His strong organizational and communications skills will be an asset for growing South’s athletic program by increasing community awareness around our quality sports program. He also brings a solid history of fundraising experience and will join South’s foundation to ensure athletics continues to be a focus in fundraising efforts.

Mr. McNeal shared the following: "I’m looking forward to working with South High School students, families and staff and will work as hard for South and its community as I have for Edison. Go Tigers!"

Please join us in welcoming Mr. McNeal to our South High School community.



Ray Aponte                                         Trent Tucker

Principal                                              District Director of Athletics   

612.668.4300                                      612.668.0600


Michael Luseni, New Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Luseni joins South High's administrative ranks to help provide support for our Liberal Arts, Open and Resource students. He has worked in education for the past 22 years in various roles--most recently at Jefferson Community School as Teacher on Special Assignment.  Mr. Luseni holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas; a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota; and is in pursuit of a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership. He is active in the community and sits on the board of Merrick Community Services in St. Paul. He is passionate about student achievement, developing relationships with families and collaborating with teachers.