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

Grant Klennert



I am more than excited to begin my 7th year as 6-12 principal and the 16th year serving the students, parents, and staff of Hayfield Community Schools.  I am grateful to serve the communities of Hayfield, Brownsdale, Sargeant, Waltham, Oslo and Rock Dell.  We have amazing staff, students, and community members who care about learning but most importantly care about each other.

My family includes my wife Michele, who teaches 5th grade in Hayfield.  Michele and I have three children: Madi (9), Lincoln (7), and Kennedy (4) along with our dog Mauer.  We live in Hayfield and really enjoy the opportunities our school and community provides to young families.  We enjoy playing a variety of sports, being outside, and cooking.

At Hayfield Community Schools we are proud to offer a wide variety of elective and core classes in a small, rural educational setting.  For our senior high students, we currently offer 67 college credits on campus through our College in the Schools (CIS) courses through Riverland Community College.  We also offer a 1:1 laptop program for students in grades 5-12.

In addition to our academic offerings, we have very strong arts, athletics, and extra-curricular programming.  We are proud to be the defending state champions in both boy’s basketball and baseball!  Hayfield Community Schools believes in a well-rounded student grounded in academics and character learning.

We welcome new students and families to Hayfield and the surrounding areas.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions throughout the school year.

Grant Klennert

High School Principal