Muckenhirn poised to be next high school principal

It appears that Princeton High School’s new principal will be a familiar face around the school district.

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Barbara Muckenhirn

The Princeton Board of Education has tapped former director of teaching and learning Barbara Muckenhirn to replace Pete Olson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year.

The agenda for the May 28 school board meeting states that the board will take action on a superintendent contract. A contract was not included with the agenda at the time of its posting, nor was a name of the successful principal candidate.

But under the board’s consent agenda, which include items that get approved without board discussion,  was a list of personnel moves slated to be approved Tuesday night. In that list of personnel moves,  Muckenhirn is listed as a new hire for the position of “Principal-HS.” The listing states that the position is effective July 1, 2013 at an administrative salary of  $102,066.45.

Muckenhirn left the Princeton School District in 2011 to become the  director of 21st Century Teaching and Learning in the Little Falls School District. She was the director of teaching and learning for the Princeton School District from July 2007 to June 2011.

Muckenhirn beat out Rockford High School Principal Ryan Jensen and Litchfield High School Adam Holm for the job. Jensen was a former assistant principal at Princeton High School. The three were interviewed last Monday, May 20.