Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am extremely proud to be a member of the Brookings School District and be the principal of Medary Elementary School. The 2022-2023 school year marks my 15th year in education, with the past 2 years being the principal here at Medary. We have some excited changes happening over the next couple years with the passing of a bond and a new and improved building two years from now. Medary has an incredible staff that work tirelessly for the benefit of our learners each and every day. I look forward to working with the learners, teachers, and parents throughout the year to provide a high quality education for the learners of Medary Elementary. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 696-44300, by email at Chris.Gruenhagen@k12.sd.us , or by visiting with me at the Medary office.