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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Bates: CHS will likely have new principal on Thursday

  • Trostad among six who interviewed Tuesday.
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  •     Crookston School District Superintendent Chris Bates told the Times Wednesday that he expects word on who will be the new Crookston High School principal to come on Thursday.
        “We’ve made some progress, but there are three different groups involved in the interviews, so that’s a lot of input,” Bates said. “We’re weeding through a lot of stuff and checking references...doing the normal things that have to be done as part of this process.”
        On Tuesday, longtime CHS industrial technology teacher Chris Trostad was among six candidates who interviewed in the hopes of succeeding outgoing CHS Principal Lon Jorgenson, who is leaving to become superintendent in the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo School District.
        The others interviewed were Daniel Bettin of Floodwood, Minn., where he's the K-12 principal and activities director; Timothy Mayclin of Bemidji, where he's a social studies teacher; Nathan Purrington of Ada, where he's an agriculture teacher; Patric Rendle of Silver Bay, Minn., where he's an assistant principal and counselor; and, Jason Vold of Chaska, Minn., where he's director of a charter school.
        Eight applied for the position.
        Three committees, one made up of parents and teachers, one made up of administrators and one made up of CHS students, each had their own 50-minute window to interview the candidates.

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