Principal's Page


My name is Rick Aulie, and I am privileged to be the Elementary Principal at Pine River-Backus Elementary. This is my sixth year at PRB, and I could not be more proud of this wonderful school. We are a caring and kind learning community focused on 21st Century skills. PRB Elementary has rigorous curriculum aligned with state standards including opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, math, literacy, community education, band, choir, and much more.

I was born and raised not far from here in Crosby, MN. I graduated from Bemidji State University and did my graduate work through Southwest Minnesota State University and St. Cloud State University. I am married to my wife, Rachel. We have four Tigers: Tyler (17-Senior), Isaiah (10-5th grade), Lyric (8-2nd grade), and Brady (5- kindergarten).

The decision to become an elementary principal came from being motivated to make a positive impact on an entire school community as well as the desire to help teachers and students reach their capacities with 21st century skills.

On behalf of our staff and students, welcome to our school! Please stop in to visit anytime. I would enjoy meeting you.

Go Tigers!!

Rick Aulie


Twitter: @rickauliePRB