Leadership

Our Mission 

To prepare each learner for successful completion of a post-secondary educational program, life-long learning, career opportunities, and meaningful contributions as a citizen of a local and global community by providing personalized, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences.

Chanhassen HS admin team picture

Left to right: Doug Bullinger, Chris Gallagher, Kimberly Rodrigues Foster, Erin Swoboda, Jim Swearingen (Not pictured: Mike Bailey)

Doug Bullinger | Principal

Doug Bullinger has been serving as the Chanhassen principal since 2020.  Prior to that he taught chemistry and physics for ten years in the Osseo and Edina school districts, and served as an education adjunct instructor at multiple universities.  He has also been an AP in Mounds View and a principal in Hopkins before joining the Chanhassen team.


Kimberly Rodrigues Foster | Dean

Kimberly Rodrigues Foster has been an Administrative Dean at Chanhassen since 2021. Prior to that she taught Spanish for eight years at Hopkins High School and Hopkins North Junior High for traditional, immersion and heritage language students from beginners to CIS and AP. She also taught AVID and was a Success Coach for four years. Prior to education, Kim was a writer and editor for 10 years and has been known to dabble in HTML coding, science and engines (a self-proclaimed “nerda”). Originally from California, she has traveled the entire western US, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Australia and Spain.


Chris Gallagher | Dean

Chris Gallagher started his teaching career in the Social Studies Department at Chaska High School in 1998.  One of the highlights of his time in the classroom centered around his time as a member of the Chaska Alternative Program teaching staff.  Mr. Gallagher spent three years in an administrative role as Dean of Students at Chaska High School prior to moving to Chanhassen High School when it opened in 2009.  Mr. Gallagher has been one of CNS’s deans since 2017.  Mr. Gallagher thoroughly enjoys helping to teach life and decision-making skills to the students of Chanhassen High School.  Go Storm!


Jim Swearingen | Assistant Principal & Fine Arts & Activities Director

Jim Swearingen has been an Assistant Principal in District 112 since 2005. Before that he was a French and English Teacher, ALC Coordinator, Academic Program Coordinator, and Assistant Principal in Minneapolis, for 12 years. Since 2013 he has served as the Fine Arts & Activities Director for both Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools. 


Erin Swoboda | Assistant Principal
swobodae@district112.org | 952-556-3511

Erin began her education career at Chaska Middle School West as a special education teacher after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Luther College.  She then served the district as an Intervention Coach and later as a Special Education Coordinator before coming to Chanhassen High School as an Administrative Dean.  Along the way, she earned her Master and Specialist degrees from Saint Mary’s.  Erin now serves as the Assistant Principal of Chanhassen High School.  She is a proud mom of 3 fun and active boys who keep her young with all their activities, humor and fun!  Her husband is an educator in the Edina school district and they enjoy traveling, family fun, being active and attending sporting events.


Mike Bailey | Interim Athletics Director

baileym@district112.org | 952-556-3535