Current Windom fourth-grade teacher and head boys basketball coach Dane Nielsen has agreed to take over as the new Activities Director and Community Education coordinator for the Windom Area school district.
Nielsen will replace Sheryl Hanefeld, whose resignation from the position was approved earlier in the year, effective June 30.
Nielsen accepted the offer to take the position on Monday. The hiring is pending approval by the Windom school board at its next meeting.
Nielsen was selected from a field that originally had four finalists, but one finalist had to withdraw before a final interview.
Nielsen has taught in the Windom school district the past four years and has served as head boys basketball coach the past three seasons. Nielsen had previously been head girls basketball coach in Windom and previously taught in the Southwest Star Concept school district.
More information on the story will appear in this week's print edition of the Citizen.