Message from the Principal

Welcome to South Terrace Elementary!

We have a wonderful elementary building on the edge of an outstanding outdoor learning trails. At South Terrace Elementary we will strive hard as a staff to meet your students needs on an individual basis. We believe in developing the whole student both academically, but also social and emotionally. We are a PBIS school, which means that we teach Behavior, just like we teach Reading and Math. 

Our staff works hard together to provide the best educational opportunities available. We invite you to learn and grow with us as you develop on your educational journey. As part of this experience we believe that working with families and community are of the utmost importance, to support each student. 

Our South Terrace Family is caring and supportive of ALL who attend our school. We value making personal connections with each student. This is something that we can offer in a smaller school setting. Safety is a large part of our goals at South Terrace and being able to make the connections gives our students an extra layer of safety. 

Please communicate with the teachers of your students as well as myself with anything that may be of importance to you. Please remember we are here to be a partner with you in education and an advocate for all students. We will do our best to meet your needs.


Ben Midge

Educational Background:
*Principal's Licensure
Concordia- St. Paul University

*Master's of Educational Leadership
Concordia- St. Paul University

*Bachelor of Science Elementary Education K-6
Southwest Minnesota State University

Educational Experiences:

Carlton Schools
K-5 Principal

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Schools
2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Teacher

Camp Invention- PEM & Winona