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March 17, 2014

St. Peter School Board votes through new supt.

Middle/high school principal Paul Peterson to succeed mentor


“In a way I have to reintroduce myself to the community. They've known me as a teacher, they've seen me work as a building principal, (but it's) different as a superintendent,” said Peterson, who will start at a salary of $135,599 per year. “The opportunity to lead at this level in the community, it's an unbelievable honor. I'm looking forward to that.”

Many teachers think Peterson will do a great job in his new role.

“He's the greatest guy ever, so don't take any of his humble pie,” said math and science teacher Scott McClintock.

According to Student Council vice president Keegan McCabe, the student body agrees.

“On behalf of me and the whole Student Council … we have absolutely loved having you as principal, and you mean a lot to all of us,” he said during the School Board meeting.

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