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New Everest Middle School principal hired

Travis Torkelson ( Photo credit: USD 430)

(KNZA)--A current South Brown County Schools teacher has been hired as the new Everest Middle School principal.

Following an executive session, the USD 430 Board of Education Monday evening voted to hire Travis Torkelson for the position.

Torkelson was offered a one-year contract for the 2018-19 school year.

He is currently in his 11th year as a social studies teacher at Horton High School and also serves as head boys basketball coach.

Torkelson was among six candidates interviewed.

He will replace Jackie Wenger who is retiring at the end of the current school year.

The Board also approved one-year contract extensions for Horton Elementary School Principal Judy Dickman and Horton High School Principal Fred Winter.

Superintendent Jason Cline was granted a two-year contract extension. This is his first school year as superintendent of USD 430.

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