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Segerstrom named new Elmwood Principal

ELMWOOD--The Elmwood School Board approved Chris Segerstrom as the Middle School/High School Principal for the 2014-15 year recently.

Segerstrom is currently a middle school math and social studies teacher who is finishing up his sixth year at Elmwood. He is also the school’s varsity boys basketball coach, and middle school football and track and field coach.

Superintendent Paul Blanford was K-12 principal this year, assisted by David Hoffman, who was Dean of Students. Blanford will return to be the elementary principal/superintendent in the fall.

Segerstrom’s salary will be $90,000 plus benefits. He will not be athletic director, as those duties will remain shared between Mike Birtzer and Sue Thompson.

In other personnel moves, the board approved Megan Challoner as the PK-12 physical education/health education teacher and Karen Blanford as an elementary special education teacher. They also approved trying to fill Segerstrom’s teaching position.

The board held a reorganization meeting. Greg Nelson remains President, Sandra Weix is Clerk, Bernard Christman is Treasurer and Paul Peterson is Vice President. Committee assignments were also announced: Negotiations (for all staff) – Brooke Glaus, Christman, Sandra Weix; Finance – Glaus, Christman, Sandra Weix; Building and Grounds – Paul Peterson, John Crownhart, Gabe Weix.

In additional action, the board:

--Congratulated Jerry Hannack for his induction into the Wisconsin Football Hall of Fame and Paula Haugle for being honored by the Wisconsin School Counseling Association.

--Approved installing an additional ball field backstop/fence to create an additional ball field adjacent to the high school softball field. Funds will come from the community service fund.

--Approved amending the 2013-14 school calendar with Friday being the last day for students. This week has been in-service for teachers.