Peter Swanson is the founding Principal of American Classical Charter Academy. Mr. Swanson grew up in the great state of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. Immediately after college, Mr. Swanson became the Director of Bands at Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, Nebraska. After two years of building a successful band program in Bridgeport, Mr. Swanson moved to Central Florida and spent five years building a very successful band program at Discovery Intermediate School in Osceola County. Mr. Swanson’s most recent position has been as the Director of Bands at St. Cloud Middle School in St. Cloud, Florida.
Mr. Swanson earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and has continued his study of school leadership ever since. He is a firm believer that the Classical Education model is the most effective way for students to achieve success in school. Mr. Swanson has high expectations for the students and staff members at American Classical Charter Academy and expects this school to be a model of excellence in the St. Cloud community.
As a musician, Mr. Swanson plays a variety of instruments and loves to listen to all types of music. He especially enjoys watching his favorite football teams in the fall (go Vikings and go Huskers)! Mr. Swanson and his wife, Allison, love to go hiking in the mountains whenever they get the opportunity. They have one daughter, Annabella, who loves to sing!
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