Grand Meadow ISD 495‚Äč

710 4th Ave NE  PO Box 68  Grand Meadow, MN 55936  Phone: 507-754-5318  Fax: 507-754-5608

Paul Besel - Principal - Grand Meadow ISD 495


My name is Paul Besel.  This is my 7th year as an administrator for Grand Meadow School.  I spent my first six years as the PK-12 principal.  As of July 1st, 2016, my role in the district changed.  My role now is the Superintendent/PK-4 Principal.

My new role as a Superintendent and principal is to continue facilitating learning experiences for students and staff. It is also important to maintain fiscal responsibility when making decisions for curriculum development and have a solid staff development plan in place to keep our teachers and staff on the cutting edge of educational trends and practices.

My wife, Rhonda, is a Cosmetology instructor at Riverland Community College in Austin, MN.  Rhonda and I have two children.  Our son, Tucker, is a Physics and Chemistry teacher at Worthington High School in Worthington, MN.  Our daughter, Mckenzie, is in her senior year at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.  She is pursuing a degree in secondary education focusing on Biology, Anatomy and Physiology,  She is also a member of the Women’s Mustang Cross Country team. In addition to wanting to be a high school science teacher, she is looking forward to coaching Cross Country or Track, focusing on distance running.

Contact: Paul Besel