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SCC Elementary principal abruptly resigns; Sanders takes over in interim

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SCC Elementary principal abruptly resigns; Sanders takes over in interim
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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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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