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Blanford ready to settle down in Elmwood

Paul Blanford started last month as the new Elmwood Elementary/Middle/Assistant High School Principal.

ELMWOOD--Paul Blanford and the Elmwood School District were a perfect match for each other.

Blanford was seeking the opportunity to return to a smaller school after a year as Black River Falls' superintendent.

Elmwood was looking for an elementary/middle/assistant high school principal due to the resignation of Jon Hinzman, who left to become middle school principal for the Baldwin-Woodville School District.

The two came together, as Blanford started July 1.

"This is a great opportunity here," Blanford said, as he was impressed with how the community has gotten involved with the school district over time.

Another appealing factor for both parties: Blanford said he's ready to settle down, as this will be his third different school district he's worked at the last three years. That's music to Elmwood's ears, as Blanford is the fourth different person in this position the last four years.

For more please read the July 15 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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