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School district makes administrative assignments

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Brian Loe, of Thief River Falls, has been named associate principal at Grand Forks South Middle School, and current West Elementary Principal Angie Jonasson will be taking over at Lake Agassiz Elementary School, the school district announced Tuesday.

At Lake Agassiz, Jonasson will be supported by Associate Principal Elisa Diederich, along with a full-time Title I coordinator that is yet to be named. An announcement sent by the district notes that Diederich will be assigned to West Elementary as a principal designee for 60 percent of her time. The remaining time will be at Lake Agassiz Elementary. She will be mentored by Jonasson.

“Grand Forks Public Schools has used a similar model in the past to allocate an administrator at our smallest elementary schools,” Jody Thompson, associate superintendent, said in the Tuesday press release. “This provides administrative and supervisory support for our students, families and employees while also being fiscally responsible to our community.”

Loe comes to South Middle School after serving as dean of students/multicultural coordinator/504 coordinator at Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls. He also served as a social studies and world studies teacher for more than 10 years.

Loe has served on several district committees and administrative teams, as was involved in administrative decisions and processes. He has a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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Loe's hiring fills a position previously held by Terry West, who has retired.

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