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Superintendent's Message

Rich Schneider

Rich Schneider

 Welcome to the Yellow Medicine East (YME) School District.  All of us at YME are excited to serve our students, parents, and community in providing an excellent educational opportunity for all.  

YME’s mission is: “to provide a caring environment of high expectations that prepares every student for a successful future and instills the value of learning.”  We focus our efforts to address the individual needs of all students. Getting to know each student is a critical part of that mission. I believe the purpose of a school is to expose students to a variety of opportunities as they explore and develop a pathway for their future.  Education is one of the most impactful aspects of our lives and is often called the great equalizer because it can open the door on so many opportunities. Whether it be building a strong foundation in academics, an appreciation for the arts, involvements in sports or other clubs and activities, YME offers a wide range of opportunities for all students.  

Academics are a critical part of what we do at YME.  Therefore we offer a variety of academic areas (math, English, science, career technical education, foreign language, band, choir, etc.) that allow students to explore and provide a foundation to pursue post-secondary education.  We also focus on exposure to many career opportunities in our area. We see all students as individuals with personalized paths, and it is our hope that we help along the way.  

I firmly believe that a school should represent the values of a community, so if you have a question, concern, or idea, please do not hesitate to contact me.  You can email me at rschneider@isd2190.org, call me at (320)564-4081, or approach me personally.  I can often be found at school or community events. And, don’t hesitate to drop in on me.  The coffee’s always on, and I would enjoy getting to know you. 


Rich Schneider

Superintendent of Schools


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