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A few new faces in the principal's office

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The new principals at Hillside Elementary School and Newport Elementary School share their students' anxious expectation about the coming school year.


"I'm excited about what's to come," said Robin Francis, Hillside's new principal.

Francis said she is hard worker and "extremely humble."

Soft-spoken but firm, Francis let staff members see her leadership style when she warned them she would make mistakes.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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