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Principal to leave HOTL: School’s staffing model will change


Kari Yates is leaving her position as Heart of the Lakes Elementary School Principal to take on the role of Program Manager for Literacy and English Learners with Moorhead Public Schools.

“I just have an opportunity that feels like it’s a really good match and a really good next step for me,” she said in an interview. “I’m going to a position that is essentially a focus on curriculum and instruction.”

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Joe Bowen, a 2009 graduate of St. John's University, is the newest member of the Perham Focus team. He enjoys writing, rugby, and hamburgers.