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Perham-Dent School District names Zimmerman as new principal

The Perham-Dent School District has a new principal.

Ehren Zimmerman, principal of Rothsay Schools in Rothsay, Minn., has been chosen to replace John Rutten as the new high school principal, said Perham-Dent Superintendent Tamara Uselman.

Zimmerman was chosen from a group of four finalists, narrowed down by the district earlier this month.

Zimmeran has been with the Rothsay School District for the past nine years, serving as the K-12 school's principal. For the past eight years, he's also worked as the activities director. From 1998-99, he was a part-time physical education teacher, moving into a full-time position from 1999-2010.

Zimmerman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education and health education, with a minor in business from Concordia College.

The new hire will be approved by the school board in a special meeting at 5 p.m. April 6.

See next week's issue of the East Otter Tail Focus for more details.