WDC Public Schools

A Great Place to Learn and Grow!

218.632.2155 * Fax: 218.632.2399 * 600 Colfax Ave SW Wadena MN 56482

Message from the Principal

Louis Rutten

Louis Rutten

WDC Elementary is a great place to be! I am truly honored as the building principal to be part of this very special community. Our teachers are recognized as educational leaders throughout the region and state. The support staff is dedicated and continually goes far beyond expectations. Our parents passionately contribute to the school community in countless ways, volunteering thousands of hours each year.  Finally, the students from the Wadena, Deer Creek, and Bluffton communities are hard working and exceptional in their achievement, behavior and learning. 

My role as the building administrator is primarily to be an instructional leader. I am here to serve the community and provide educational leadership to the school. The public entrusts this great institution to us. Our responsibility is to serve the needs of the community and help children become responsible, well-educated citizens who contribute to the greater good in society. By building relationships with each other, we become more unified and effective, it is the Wolverine Way.

My office is always open, and I encourage you to call, email or stop in anytime.

Yours in a positive education,

Louis Rutten
WDC PreK-4 Principal
632-2374 (direct)  632-2400 (office)
lrutten@wdc2155.k12.mn.us