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Bessemer board elects Partanen as new president

 

January 20, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe MEMBERS OF the Bessemer Area Board of Education pose after their Monday evening Meeting, in which they elected new leadership. From left are, front row, seated, Trustees Annette Lillie and Robert Berg; and back row, standing, Vice President Dick Matrella, Secretary Beth Steiger, Interim Superintendent Dan Niemi, Treasurer Tara Graham, and President Jim Partanen.

BESSEMER - The Monday evening meeting of the Bessemer Area Board of Education resulted in a lot of people in new positions, including a new position of dean of students/head teacher at A.D. Johnston Junior and Senior High School shared by two teachers.

After a unanimous vote by the board, Richard Matrella now will assume that role for grades nine through 12, and Mark Movrich will assume the same role for grades seven and eight. Both men also will retain their current teaching positions at the school.

According to ADJ Principal Dan Niemi, who was appointed interim superintendent at a special...



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