In the BW Spotlight

Position:  Principal

Family: Wife Leah, Son Jackson, Daughter Sophia and two Cats (Auggie & Allie)

Education: Osseo High School, University of Northern Iowa, Augsburg College (undergrad.) and St. Cloud State University (Graduate School).

Places Lived: Grew up in Maple Grove where I reside to this day.

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Softball, listening to music, reading, anything outdoors

First Job: Pizza cook at Angeno‚Äôs in Maple Grove.  Other Jobs: Server at Champps and Olive Garden, Landscaper, Grounds Crew and Bartender at Rush Creek Golf Club.

What People Don't Know About Me: I really enjoy listening to all kinds of music.  I wish I knew how to play the piano and guitar.

Favorite Vacation: My honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Most Memorable Moment in My Life: How do I pick between my wedding day and the birth of my two children???

Favorite Books: Green Eggs and Ham, From Good To Great, The Essential 55.

Favorite Movie: Top Gun

What I Like Most About My Job: Making a difference in the lives of so many!


    Principal Smith entertains students while waiting
for the afternoon buses!




School Spotlight

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Check back on January 3, 2018

School Info

Basswood Elementary
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-494-3858, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Patrick Smith

Assistant Principal
Steve Schwartz