by Mike Knaak
Sartell High School Principal Sascha Hansen resigned, the district announced Jan. 3 in an email to parents.
The Sartell-St. Stephen school district will begin a search for an interim principal immediately and will then conduct a search for a new principal in late winter.
Until an interim principal is named, Superintendent Jeff Ridlehoover will office at Sartell High School and will work with assistant principals Jason Menth and Amanda Holstrom and Activities Director Nick Peterson.
“We will miss Sascha’s leadership at Sartell High School and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” Ridlehoover wrote in the email to parents.
At its Jan. 3 meeting, the school board voted to accept her resignation.
Hansen was in the middle of her second year as principal. She joined the district in 2011 as a physical education teacher and served as an assistant principal.