West school briefs: Christina Hester is new principal at Cooper High School

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 4:28 PM


Christina Hester is new principal at Cooper High School

Robbinsdale Cooper High School will get a new principal this summer.

Christina Hester was selected by the school board March 4 to replace Michael Favor, who will become the district’s new director of student services and secondary schools. They both start their new positions July 1.

Hester has worked as principal of Robbinsdale Middle School and Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School, assistant principal of Cooper High School and principal of North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale’s Skyview Middle School.



High school band performs concert

The Orono High School band will present its annual pops concert on Saturday, March 16.

It will feature performances by each of the high school bands, with student-directed entertainment during breaks in the program, which will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the high school.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $3 for children ages 5-10.



Principal named director of state organization

Washburn Elementary School Principal Jon Millerhagen is the new executive director of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association starting July 1.

Millerhagen is in his 16th year at Washburn and previously was a principal in Austin, Minn., and teacher in the Luverne and Forest Lake school systems.

He will replace P. Fred Storti, who is retiring after 11 years as the group’s executive director.


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