NRHEG super is semifinalist for New Ulm job

Published 9:22 am Friday, March 15, 2013

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Superintendent Kevin Wellen is one of six semifinalists slated to be interviewed Monday for the job of superintendent in New Ulm.

The job is being vacated at the end of the school year by retiring Superintendent Harold Remme, according to the New Ulm Journal.

Also to be interviewed are Jeff Bertrang, superintendent of Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Public Schools; Jean Broadwater, superintendent in Houston; Karen Coblentz, an elementary principal in St. Peter; Jeremiah Olson, superintendent in Underwood; and Gregory Schmidt, superintendent in the Maynard, Clara City, Raymond district.

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The newspaper stated Wellen has served nine years as a superintendent in NRHEG and Melrose, eight years as a high school principal in Walker and Sartell, and eight years as a teacher in Sartell and Waukegan, Ill.

About 15 people applied for the job.

Candidates will go through two interviews, one with the school board and one with a community committee.

The next round of interviews will be at the end of March.

A call to Wellen on Thursday went unreturned.