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District 206 leader to retire

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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Terry Quist, the superintendent of Alexandria School District 206 for the past six years, is retiring.

At Monday's regular meeting, the Alexandria School Board accepted Quist's retirement letter, effective on December 31, 2012.

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Quist has been a district staff member for a total of 25 years. His administrative career with District 206 includes serving as a curriculum and instruction director, assistant superintendent, and interim superintendent before becoming superintendent in 2006.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve a school system that has such terrific community support and involvement," said Quist. "I have had the great fortune and enjoyment to work with and learn from my colleagues in our buildings and classrooms, our leadership team and the school board. While I look forward to enjoying my retirement, I will miss working for this school district."

Dean Anderson, school board chair, said Quist will be missed.

"On behalf of the board, it's been our pleasure to work side by side with Superintendent Quist to address critical facility needs in our district, along with comprehensive academic programs that provide students with the support they need to reach their full potential as learners," Anderson said. "Terry has been an outstanding and forward thinking superintendent, which puts the district in a very strong and stable position for this leadership transition. These are legacies that will benefit our school system for years to come."

The school board will begin discussions on a superintendent search process. A leadership transition plan will be in place by fall, with the goal that a new superintendent will be named and ready to start January 1, 2013.

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