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Ellsworth educator made principal where his education began

John Groh's firsts in education have occurred in the Ellsworth School District.

The Mankato, Minn., native entered public school in kindergarten at Prairie View Elementary when his family moved to this area in 1977, he said Thursday. His first regular teaching job was at Ellsworth Middle School when it opened in 1996. And his first position as a school administrator comes this term, as he's succeeded the retiring Leona Johnson as Hillcrest Elementary Principal.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Aug. 29.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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