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Phil Pfuehler photo Mark Chapin has a big year ahead as the school's acting principal. He graduated from the same building in 1990 when it was the high school.

Chapin grows into principal's role

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Sitting at the same desk as Grant Hanson, his old high school principal, Mark Chapin feels both honored and surreal. Last year at this time, he sat at the desk of his old assistant high school principal, Tom Carroll.


Chapin's administrative ascent has been swift. Earlier this summer the 38-year-old River Falls native was named Meyer Middle School acting principal.

A search for a permanent principal will start in late winter.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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