May 21, 2007

A change of faces for next year

Karen Coblentz, Bruce Jean, and Kip Lynk say ‘goodbye’ to DC

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

The Dassel-Cokato School District will look a little different next year as some of its long-time teachers and administrators move on.

Karen Coblentz, who has been in the DC district for seven years, has accepted a principal position at St. Peter North Intermediate School for grades three through six in St. Peter.

“I will miss Dassel Elementary. The staff and students are wonderful,” Coblentz said.

Dassel-Cokato Middle School’s Dean of Students Bruce Jean will be leaving to take a middle school assistant principal position in the Elk River School District. He has been in the district four years.

“I’m going to miss the great people of this community, especially the students,” Jean said.

Current middle school teacher Kip Lynk has accepted a principal position for kindergarten through sixth grade in the Bird Island, Olivia, and Lake Lillian (BOLD) School District for next fall.

“It’s exciting to be pursuing a principal position, which I’ve wanted to do for some time now,” he said.

DC has become his family’s home, Lynk said, and he will be sad to leave the community.

“I loved being here. I will miss the staff and most importantly, the students I’ve worked with have been fantastic,” Lynk said.

Lynk has been at DC for nine years.

Superintendent Jeff Powers is sad to see them go, but on the other hand says, “It’s exciting to see them take lead positions elsewhere and grow professionally.”

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