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McGuire resigns at BEA

By Staff | Jun 2, 2019

After 16 years of being employed by the Blue Earth Area School District, current K-7 principal Melissa McGuire has turned in her resignation effective June 30, according to interim superintendent Dr. Jerry Jenson.

“I have accepted a position in Spencer, Iowa as the pre-K, kindergarten and first grade principal for the Spencer School District,” McGuire says.

There are seven sections in both the kindergarten and first grade classes, McGuire explained.

McGuire is a native of Algona, Iowa. She and her husband Ryan have two children, Rylee, who graduated from Blue Earth Area and is currently serving in the Navy and Sully, who is finishing his eighth grade year.

“Ryan and I were talking about our future and our love of the lakes area,” McGuire explains. “I was checking out possible jobs and this one appeared.”

Spencer is a bigger school than Blue Earth Area. Sully will be joining a class of 200 in Spencer, McGuire explains.

“It was a tough decision to leave because we love the communities, there are a lot of great people here. It’s like I’m happy but I’m sad,” McGuire concludes.

An advertisement elsewhere in this issue of the Faribault County Register is for a new preK-7 assistant principal.

“The administration is going to recommend to the School Board that (current preK-7) assistant principal Dave Dressler be moved to the principal’s position, and that a new assistant principal be hired,” Jensen said. “But, of course that is up to the board to decide whether to do that or not.”

Jensen says he is not sure at this time whether there will be a special School Board meeting this week to go over this issue of hiring a new principal, or whether they will wait until the regular meeting on Monday, June 10.

“However, we felt we really needed to get a jump on this (advertising and hiring a new principal),” Jensen added. “It is late in the year and there are a lot of principal openings at this time.”