Janet Pladson, Ed.D.

Ed.S. In Educational Admin. - Adjunct Assistant Professor


Currently assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University, Dr. Pladson was also an assistant superintendent for Bloomington Public Schools and principal of Hubert Olson Elementary School in Bloomington. She was also the director of Teaching and Learning at Eden Prairie Schools and teacher/principal in two greater Minnesota districts. Dr. Pladson brought knowledge and understanding of educational leadership with a values-driven, relationship-based philosophy. She co-led the renovations of 15 school buildings in Bloomington that aligned the facility with the education program design. She was named a National Distinguished Principal in Minnesota in 1995 and was awarded the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 1997.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Education Administration, Leadership Theory

  • Professional Organizations

    - Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association
    - Minnesota Association of School Administrators

  • Education

    - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota: Ed.D., Education Administration (1986)

  • Links

    Faculty Page