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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • New principal hired at YME High

  • Announcement marks the first of several administrative hirings
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  • Foley High School Principal Ryan Luft will be the next Middle School / High School Principal at Yellow Medicine East.
    Luft accepted the position on Tuesday shortly after it was offered to him by Superintendent Al Stoeckman. Serving at Adams, Staples-Motley and most recently Foley, Luft has seven years of principal experience. Before becoming an administrator Luft was a Social Studies teacher at Marshall High School and a school in Willmar.
    Luft was one of four candidates interviewed for the Middle School / High School principal position last week.
    “We were pleased at the number of applications we receieved and the interest and number of candidates,” Stoeckman said.
    The other candidates that were interviewed were Mark Nass of Windom, Ryan Stotesbery of Madelia and current YME employee Sheila Koepke.
    Luft will start in July after Michael Meihak steps down. Meihak recently announced his resignation after accepting a Middle School Principal positoin with the Faribault school district.
    The search for Elementary Principal Melissa Hesch’s replacement has also just begun, harkening a completely new administrative team including an open Superintendent spot in 2015.

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