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Mike Kunza takes over as Principal at St. Paul’s School

The upcoming school year will be Mike Kunza’s first as Principal of St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Perham.

Kunza is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead, and has 15 years of classroom experience – 13 years of which were spent in the third and fourth grade classroom at St. Paul’s.

Like outgoing Principal Bonnie Stohs, Kunza will continue to teach, splitting his time between classroom and administrative duties.

In a telephone interview last week, Kunza said his main goal for the upcoming school year is, “to get through the first year with the previous set-up, and we’ll look at implementing any changes after that.”

Kunza characterized his leadership style by saying that he “lets teachers teach.”

“I’m excited about the change in direction of my career,” he said.

Stohs is optimistic about Kunza’s upcoming tenure. In a separate interview last week, she said, “I think Mike will do a fantastic job. He’s been with the school system and he knows what’s going on… The school should be doing just fine in the future.”