I wanted to introduce myself as your new Elementary Principal, Mrs. Cori McRae!

I am married to my handsome husband Josh for almost 12 years now! Together we have a ten year old “preteen” daughter, Callie and twin eight year old boys, Collin & Carter. We enjoy traveling the state visiting the beautiful state parks, swimming in our pool on the hot summer days, building epic snow forts in the winter, and trying to find the beauty in all this togetherness! Like so many, we all need a break from each other, yet I wouldn’t have it any other way. We recently added to our family with a new puppy. We now have a German Shepherd, Toy Australian Shepherd, and two cats. We love to volunteer at the humane society as a family and volunteer throughout our community together.  I am involved in the Miss Minnesota Organization as the Director of the Northern Lights Princess Program and I am a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish Minnesota as well as an advocate for Children's Miracle Network.  


I have been an educator for 14 years. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, 5th grade & 6th Grade ELA. I have also been a reading/math interventionist, certified gifted & talented teacher, and represented more committees than I can count. 13 of these years have been in the Austin Public School district where my children attend, and my husband is a Tech Integrationist at Neveln Elementary School. I 100% know firsthand how difficult distance learning was, and I don’t ever want another teacher, student, or parent to experience that again. As a state, we all reacted to a pandemic, a moment in history we have never experienced before. Teachers across the state showed resiliency and grace.

Please know we are working diligently to assure our students here at Lyle will have the best experience and receive the support they all need.  We ask for your patience throughout this school year as we make decisions to best serve all of our Lyle students.

I look forward to getting to know all of you. I am truly excited and humbled to be a Lyle Lion alongside you!

Mrs. Cori L. McRae
Elementary (K-8) Principal
Director of Assessments & Curriculum
Lyle Public School
507-325-2201 x


Contact: Cori McRae