Mr. Wayne Whitwam

Phone: 218.626.6001


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Psycholosy and business University of Eau Claire - 1991 MA School Counselong University of Stout - 1992 Graduate Certificate Educational Administration K-12 Principal from Saint Mary's University - Twin Cities 2003 Graduate Certificate Educational Administration Superintendent from Saint Mary's University - Twin Cities 2018

Mr. Wayne Whitwam


My name is Wayne Whitwam and I am honored to serve as the superintendent of Hermantown.  I started my career as an elementary school counselor, high school counselor, 9-12 assistant principal, 7-12 principal, curriculum director and most recently served 8 years as an Elementary principal in the Centennial School District.  I am married and have two children.  My wife Kelly is a school counselor and my children are going back to college - Deena for her master’s degree to become an ESL teacher, and Curt looking to transfer to UMD in January.  We purchased one of the Jackson homes on Arrowhead Road and I look forward to walking to work!

It is clear that the Hermantown Community Schools are well-respected for many reasons - for connecting, engaging and achieving.  I have talked with community members who have been a part of the Hermantown schools for decades and there is something that draws people back to this community.  I want to ensure that the school continues to be a source of pride. Our mission is to partner with the community to support and prepare all learners to create their own future.  I saw that very clearly on my first day when I met with representatives from Centricity Credit Union along with parent and community volunteers who have spent countless hours making sure the new artificial turf project is a success. There is so much to be proud of in our school and I look forward to working together to tell the people in our community our story.

I look forward to getting to meet everyone as I acclimate myself to being a Hermantown Hawk.  

Wayne Whitwam, Superintendent

Hermantown Community Schools