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MEET THE STAFF

 

MEET THE NEW PRAGUE AREA SCHOOLS ACTIVITIES OFFICE STAFF

 

 

 

Brad Skogerboe, CMAA

New Prague Activities Director

Phone: (952) 758-1226

Brad Skogerboe

Brad Skogerboe will be entering his 15th year as the Activities Director at New Prague High School during the 2022-2023 school year.  The Sherburn, MN native was a 1987 graduate of Sherburn High School and a 1992 graduate of Mankato State University with a B.S. in Life Science Education and Coaching.  In 2002, he received his MEd in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota and also earned his K-12 Principal Licensure from St. Mary’s University in 2007.  Skogerboe has since earned his Certified Athletic Administrator (C.A.A.) certification in 2010 and his Certified Master Athletic Administrator (C.M.A.A.) certification in 2016.

Skogerboe taught Biology/Life Sciences in the Montgomery-Lonsdale School District from 1992 – 2005.  In 2005, he took over as the Activities Director at Montgomery-Lonsdale High School and became their Middle School Building Leader/Principal from 2006-2008.  At Montgomery-Lonsdale, he also served as the Head Wrestling coach from 1992 – 2008 and the Co-Head Football coach from 1995-2002.  Skogerboe also served as an assistant coach in football, baseball, softball, track, & golf during his tenure at Montgomery-Lonsdale.

Skogerboe and his wife, Jill, reside in New Prague and have three children. Two college-age sons:  Trev - 22 (University of MN) & Jay - 20 (Dakota State University); & a daughter:  Regan (“Reggie”) - 12.


Linzy Bannie

New Prague Asst. Activities Director

Phone: (952) 758-1325


Linzy Bannie

Linzy Bannie will be entering her 1st year as the Asst. Activities Director at New Prague Area Schools.  Linzy was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She graduated college in 4 years from Concordia University, Saint Paul with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management, and a minor in Coaching. Throughout Linzy’s time in high school she competed in Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, and Tennis. She then went on to compete in Volleyball during her time at Concordia University. 

    Linzy is coming to us from Visitation School in Mendota Heights where she has been the Administrative Assistant to Athletics since 2018. She has been a volleyball coach there since 2011. Before her time at Visitation she was the Adult Volleyball Coordinator for North Country Region Volleyball since 2011. Linzy discovered her passion for helping kids grow not only in their athletics and extracurricular activities, but as people when she began coaching volleyball while she was still in high school. She is extremely excited to be joining the Trojan team and to help make a positive impact on the students, and the school, as a whole.

     Linzy currently is living in Lonsdale with her husband Jim and 3 kids; stepson Carter (11), daughter Kira (5), and son Colt (2). Carter enjoys football and is excited to play for the Trojans! Kira is looking forward to trying new sports as she starts her journey as a Trojan and playing outside, no matter the weather! Colt enjoys trucks and playing outdoors. They all enjoy being with family, boating, being outdoors, and swimming. Linzy is looking forward to becoming part of the New Prague Trojan community!


Julie Schlup

New Prague High School Activities Asst.

Phone: (952) 758-1227


Julie Schlup

Julie Schlup is entering her second year as the Activities Office Assistant position at New Prague High School.  She is a native of Orange, California.  Julie worked at Disneyland for 15 years in the Transportation Department as an Administrative Assistant before moving to Minnesota in 2008.

From 2016-2021, Julie was the 7-12 Activities Administrative Assistant for Tri-City United High School. Julie and her husband, Brian, reside in New Prague. She enjoys vacationing with family in California and Tennessee.  She also enjoys relaxing at the lake fishing with her husband Brian. 

Julie is excited to be part of the New Prague Activities Department and looks forward to helping the New Prague High School students and parents/guardians have a positive experience with activities and athletics during their time in high school.  


Colleen Osborne

New Prague Middle School Activities Asst.

Phone: (952) 758-1404


Colleen Osborne

Colleen Osborne will be entering her 8th year as Office Assistant, Athletic Assistant, and Special Services secretary at New Prague Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. Colleen is originally from Prior Lake, MN where she graduated from Prior Lake High School. Colleen attended St Cloud State University. Colleen previously worked at Northwest Airlines as a Customer Service Agent for 20 years and a receptionist at the Center for Dermatology for 6 years.

Colleen and her husband, Tony, have lived in Webster, MN for the past 22 years. She has two children, Nathan and Ashlyn, who graduated from New Prague in 2020 and are currently in their Junior year of college; Nathan was attending Northern Iowa Area Community College where he played baseball and has committed to Winona State University to continue his academic and baseball career. Ashlyn is attending the University of Minnesota. Colleen enjoys spending time at the family cabin on Big Sandy Lake, taking road trips with Tony on their Harley motorcycle, and traveling around the country with family and friends.

Colleen is glad to be a part of the New Prague Activities department for the middle school students. She is looking forward to getting to know each student and their parents/guardians this upcoming school year while they participate in their activities and athletics.

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