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Former superintendent takes helm in Stillwater Area School District

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The Stillwater Area School Board is set to hire Tom Nelson, retired South Washington County Schools superintendent, as its interim superintendent for a year.


On Tuesday, July 27, the board voted to hire Nelson, but will take a final vote Aug. 12 after background checks are done and Nelson agrees to a contract.

Nelson, when contacted in Arizona where he lives, said he is not good at retirement and looks forward to returning to Minnesota where he spent his education career.

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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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