(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Gregg Slaathaug

Superintendent of Schools & Acting Elementary Principal


Welcome to Hayfield Community Schools! As the Superintendent of Schools & Acting Elementary Principal, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the students, parents, staff and community members of the Hayfield School District.

Prior to working in Hayfield, I spent my entire eighteen year educational career in Fulda, MN. From 1999 to 2012, I served as a social science teacher, elementary principal, and performed multiple coaching duties. From 2012 through 2017, I was the High School Principal and Athletic Director. During this time, I was also the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach (16 years) and continued to teach college government and college psychology.

My family includes my wife, Tina, who is a Physical Education Teacher in the Hayfield School District. Tina and I have three children who are excited about being in Hayfield. Our daughter, Payton, started at RCTC in the fall of 2019, our son Ethan started at Dakota State University in August of 2021 and son Drew is going into 8th grade. My family and I reside in the Hayfield community and we have enjoyed meeting and getting to know the friendly people who live and work here. We hope to become very active members of the community.

At Hayfield Community Schools, our vision is “A Caring Community Inspiring Lifelong Learning.” Our staff are committed to providing a safe learning environment that engages, challenges, and inspires students for life. Our staff at Hayfield Community Schools are eager and ready to provide our students with the high-quality education that they so richly deserve. We consider ourselves blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with the children of our community.