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Bessemer board elects Partanen as new president

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 me...

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