School Info
Birch Lake
1616 Birch Lake Av
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phones: 651-653-2776
Fax: 651-653-2778
Attendance: 651-653-2777
School Hours: 9:15 - 3:40
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00
Principal: Jonathan Luknic

Webmaster: Laura Wright

Jonathan Luknic


Thank you for your interest in Birch Lake Elementary! It is my great honor to be selected as the Principal starting in the 2017-2018 school year. I look forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence at Birch Lake as well as continuing to build on the strengths of the diverse community to enhance the school experience.

One of my core values as a leader is being open and collaborative with parents, staff and the community. Whether you are new to the area and interested in finding out more, or you are a long-time family, please know that my door is always open.

I appreciate the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things going on in our school as well as learning from different perspectives and ideas. It is through this collaboration that we will continue to build our shared vision of providing a caring, encouraging and rigorous learning environment for all children.

As I collaborate with the Birch Lake community, I will also seek to leverage my own skills and experiences. My professional experience includes almost ten years of teaching, working at the Minnesota Department of Education, and most recently, serving as an elementary school principal in Minneapolis. Most importantly, my family, including my wife, Joan, and our two daughters, Elly and Victoria, keeps me grounded and inspires me to be my best each day.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Birch Lake Elementary. I look forward to being your partner and resource throughout your family's elementary school experience!


Jonathan Luknic

Principal, Birch Lake Elementary