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Rose leaves Elmwood to become Cumberland's superintendent

ELMWOOD -- It was a chance Barry Rose felt he couldn't pass up.

Rose, who has been superintendent of the Elmwood School District for the last six years, was intrigued with the superintendent opening at Cumberland.

"In this business, the windows of opportunity are small," Rose explained. "Professionally and family-wise, I thought this was a good opportunity. I jumped on it and it worked out."

Rose submitted his resignation to the Elmwood School Board at last week's meeting, effective June 30. He starts at Cumberland July 1. He replaces Don Grothe, who is retiring after 10 years.

Cumberland, which is located 10 miles north of Turtle Lake, is a district of about 1,200 students in PreK-12. Meanwhile, Elmwood has about 360.

"I'm excited about the opportunities my kids (Brady, eighth grader, and Payton, third grader) will have athletically and in the classroom," Rose said. Barry and wife Tammy also have another son, Cody, who is in his first year at UW-Madison.

For more please read the Feb. 27 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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