Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School

New Principal Named at Moreland

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ISD 197 named Rob Sahli as the new principal of Moreland Arts and Health Sciences School, effective July 1. Current Moreland Principal Mark Quinn is retiring on June 30 after leading the school since 2015 (Update: ISD 197 Q&A with Quinn).

Rob Sahli currently serves as the principal of Adams Spanish Immersion School in St. Paul.

“I am excited to join the beautiful community of the Moreland Monarchs, build on its strengths, and find new ways to help all students succeed,” said Sahli in an announcement on the Moreland website.

New Moreland Principal Rob Sahli

Sahli’s past roles:

  • Principal of Adams Spanish Immersion School, 2019-2023
  • Assistant principal of Battle Creek Middle School, 2018-2019
  • Assistant principal of Ramsey Middle School, 2014-2018
  • Spanish immersion teacher at Highland Park Senior High, 2010-2014

In total, Sahli has served 13 years in the St. Paul Public Schools. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Saint Mary’s University.

The Process

A team of Moreland staff, administrators, and Moreland parents conducted principal interviews. They created a leader profile and job description using feedback from staff, district leadership, and families.

“Our interview committee was drawn to Rob’s strong communication, authenticity and passion, as well as his ability to form meaningful relationships and build a strong community,” said ISD 197 Assistant Superintendent Peter Mau.


Sahli’s wife Beth is a small business owner, and they have two boys ages 10 and 5. Sahli enjoys fishing, running, camping, and spending time in the outdoors.

“This change will be a tremendous new adventure for our little family. I am so very thankful for their constant support,” Sahli said on Instagram.

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