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Dr. Heidi Weisert-Peatow

SCC Elementary principal abruptly resigns; Sanders takes over in interim

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New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Following a closed-door session of the St. Croix Central School Board Monday night, Superintendent Tim Widiker announced the board had accepted the resignation of elementary school principal Dr. Heidi Weisert-Peatow effective immediately.

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No reason for her resignation was given. Retired principal Steve Sanders will act as interim elementary school principal effective immediately. Widiker did not know when the search for a new principal will begin.

Widiker declined comment on the reason for Weisert-Peatow’s resignation.

As of Tuesday morning, Weisert-Peatow’s information was removed from the school’s website staff directory and Sanders’ was added.

Widiker sent a note home with students Tuesday afternoon that said: “At last night’s regular meeting, the SCC School Board accepted the resignation of Dr. W-P. Mr. Steve Sanders will serve as Interim Elementary Principal for the remainder of the school year.”

Weisert-Peatow was hired last April after Sanders announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year. She officially began as principal July 1.

Neither Weisert-Peatow nor Sanders could not be immediately reached for comment.

Tom Lindfors contributed to this report

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