Greetings from Chaska Middle School West. As I enter my second year as a part of our school community, I am filled with so much excitement and anticipation for our work together. My continued commitment to families and our community is proactive communication, partnership, and support. 

We have a dedicated team of staff here at WEST and our goal is to make sure that each of our students are supported, engaged, and challenged each day.

We continue to navigate the challenges of learning in a pandemic. Information regarding our district’s Safe Learn Plan can be found linked here. Health, Safety, and High Quality Education are values that drive our decision making and we look forward to a great school year together.

Nate Gibbs
Nate Gibbs


Mark Shoquist
 Mark Shoquist
Assistant Principal

Welcome to Chaska Middle School West!  This year is my second time at CMSW.  I first came here in 1999 as the Administrative Dean- when West was an 8th and 9th grade building.  Also in the district I have been an Assistant Principal at Chanhassen High School & Building Principal/Assistant Principal at Pioneer Ridge when it was the Freshmen Center.


Nate Sicoli
Anthony Sicoli

Administrative Dean

My name is Anthony Sicoli, and I am the new Administrative Dean at CMSW. I’m excited to work with you all as we continue to build on the many successes you have experienced in recent years. I come to the district with experience as a math teacher and instructional coach, primarily within Minneapolis Public Schools.

My goal this year is to function as a thoughtful, responsive partner for all students and families. Using our PRIDE behavior framework, we will push students to always be Prepared, Respectful, full of Integrity, Dependable, and Excellent in all that they do. This framework will guide our students toward the realization of their immense potential, and will help us to set a new standard of academic and personal success for all of them moving forward. Please reach out if there is anything I can do to help optimize the experience at CMSW, or if you have any questions or concerns as we move into a challenging year with unique circumstances.

Thank you for your continued devotion to our students; I look forward to working with you this year.