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Retiring Pine Hill Principal Kevin Samsel in the middle of a first-grade class taught by Diane Kezdicek (right) and Stephanie Masloski on the left. Students include Caleb Boudjouk, Liam Dahlstrom, Noah Haupt, Bryce Henk, Marissa Hebert, Leah Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman, Ellie Hoverson, Cameron Lemke, Elisa Mellingen, Cassie Most, Joseph Norby, Teagan Runkle, Zachary Schuler, Riley Symicek, Leah Wagner and Jack Wirth. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Samsel retires from Pine Hill Elementary in Cottage Grove; new principal hired

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Pine Hill Elementary School Principal Kevin Samsel is retiring at the end of June -- and for real this time.

Samsel came out of retirement to serve as interim principal for one year and stayed for another two years.


Stacy DeCorsey, formerly principal of Jordan Elementary School in Jordan, Minn., will take the reins on July 1, a hiring that was approved by the District 833 School Board last week.

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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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