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Pete Nusbaum started his life focused on sports and ended up as an educator. Nusbaum, currently the Ellsworth Middle School Principal, was selected on Thursday, April 17, as the new principal at St. Croix Central Elementary School. (Photo by Bill Kirk)

Nusbaum selected as SCC Elementary principal


At a special meeting Thursday night, the St. Croix Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Pete Nusbaum as its next elementary school principal.


Nusbaum is a familiar face in the St. Croix Central School District. He, his wife and their three children live in Roberts. According to a Pierce County Herald article from last July, Nusbaum graduated from Minnesota State University - Mankato in 1989 and was immediately hired as a high school business education teacher at SCC. For the next 17 years, Nusbaum also coached wrestling, girls softball and football. He served as principal of St. Croix Falls High School for seven years.

Nusbaum has served as principal at Ellsworth Middle School since July 2013. He is a native of Waterville, Minn., a community with a population of about 1,700.

According to the article, Nusbaum is the son of the late Shirley and John (they operated a meat market), and he was in a family of eight. Most of his siblings are still in the vicinity of his home community; one brother butchers in a different market within four-to-five miles of his parent’s former business place.

Nusbaum will replace Steve Sanders who has been serving as interim principal since Heidi Weisert-Peatow abruptly resigned from the principal position in January.

See the April 24 print edition of the New Richmond News for a complete article.

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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