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Pequot Lakes District hires new Eagle View Elementary principal


The Pequot Lakes School District selected its new elementary school principal for the next school year.

Melissa Hesch, currently principal at Bert Raney Elementary School in the Yellow Medicine East School District, was chosen from a field of nearly 40 applicants after three rounds of interviews.


Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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