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Christian Alberto Ledesma, Principal

Christian Alberto Ledesma is excited to be serving the Wellstone community this year. He has previously served as an Assistant Principal at Roosevelt High School and has been an educator for 17 years, having worked in both Minneapolis Public Schools and New York City Public Schools. He has a BA from New York University, a Masters of Science in Teaching from Pace University, and received his Administrative Licensure from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Ledesma was born in Brooklyn, New York to Ecuadorian immigrants and speaks Spanish and English. He looks forward to continuing to serve this wonderful community and welcomes any questions.

He can be reached by phone at 612-668-5107 or via email at


Erik Hensel, Administrative TOSA

Erik Hensel has been the Administrative TOSA at Wellstone International High School since 2018.  Previously, he worked for 11 years as an elementary Spanish teacher in the Apple Valley-Eagan-Rosemount school district, and served in various teacher and building leadership roles as a teacher.  He completed both his undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his Educational Specialist degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato. 

He can be reached by phone at 612-668-5115 or via email at