Mr. Mike Bjork


My name is Mike Bjork. I started here at LPHS in August of 2009. Prior to coming to LPHS, I was a student at St. Cloud State University working on my Earth and Space Science Teaching degree. Before going back to college, I was a Police Officer with the City of Savage. An injury on duty ended my 12 year career. While I was with the SPD, I was very involved in our local schools as a D.A.R.E. Officer and School Resource Officer. In addition, I was a trainer with the department. So, when my career ended it seemed kind of natural to go back to school in the field of teaching. While at SCSU, I also worked towards and completed my teaching license in Driver and Traffic Safety (fancy words for Driver's Education).

I hold degrees from Mankato State University in Law Enforcement and from St. Cloud State University in Earth and Space Science Teaching.

The classes that I teach at LPHS include 7th/8th grade Life Science (every other year), 7th/8th grade Earth Science (every other year opposite Life Science, 11th/12th grade Advanced Science,6th grade General Science,9th grade Physical Science and Driver's Education. 

I also am the head coach of the Bulldog Trap Shooting Team. All students in grades 7-12 who have their Firearms Safety Certificate from the MN DNR are eligible to participate.  Come see me if you are interested or have questions.

Most recently, I was hired as the Head Coach of the Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Trap Shooting team.  I will be coaching the Warriors for the fall season.

I live in Winsted with my wife, Vickie.  I have two daughters: Allie is a Registered Nurse with Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park and Maggie (an LP grad) is a Registered Nurse with Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.  Maggie is married to LP grad Blake Klaustermeier.

I am a big fan of high school sports so you will probably see me in the gym or at the field cheering on the Bulldogs.  Stop by and say Hi.

Contact: Mike Bjork
Mission Statement
"To develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world."
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
PH: (320) 395-2521
FAX: (320) 395-4204
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