• Paul Vonfischer - Principal

    I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Brookings High School.  If you live in Brookings, you already know what an outstanding community this is.  If you’re new to town, you’ll soon know why so many people move here and end up staying!  The support for education in Brookings has always been very high; and I have never been surrounded by so many caring adults as we have here at Brookings High School. 

    We know schools mirror their communities, and Brookings High School is no different.  We care about our learners and their educational experiences.  We strive to create a safe and collaborative learning environment that includes our youth and their parents, guardians, and families as well as our community.  We continue to embrace a culture of continuous improvement and we appreciate your feedback.  I personally hope you’ll find this school as enlightening for your children as it has been for our two children.  If you have any questions about Brookings High School, please contact us. 

    -Dr. Paul von Fischer earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana University and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of South Dakota.  Dr. von Fischer started his professional career in the German Classroom in Vermillion, SD from 1995-2000.  He spent three years as the middle level principal (grades 5-8) in Benson, MN; and moved back to South Dakota in 2003 as assistant principal under Mr. Doug Beste.  Von Fischer has been Principal at Brookings High School since the fall of 2007.  Paul and his wife, Mari have two children: Isaac, who graduated BHS in 2018, and Summer, who graduated in 2022.

    Justin Stanley- Assistant Principal

    My name is Justin Stanley and it is an honor to serve as Assistant Principal of Brookings High School, which happens to be my Alma Mater. I received my B.S. degree from University of Mary and my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University.

    I spent my first 9 years in education teaching Health Education in Bismarck, ND. My first principal experience was in Harvey, ND where I served as the High School Principal for 6 years from 2015-2021. In 2021, I accepted the Assistant Principal position at BHS.

    Please contact Dr. von Fischer or me if you have any questions about Brookings High School.