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Tom Westerhaus will retire at month’s end. Known for his on-the-job drive and passion, Westerhaus jokes that some predict he’ll “go stir crazy in retirement.” Phil Pfuehler photo

Retiring River Falls superintendent ready for a less-definable future

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Soon Tom Westerhaus can kick back and reflect on more than four decades in education as a teacher and administrator.

His last day on the job as River Falls school superintendent before taking vacation and then retiring is Friday, June 21.


And then?               

“Well, I have to work on guilt reduction – guilt of not working, not accomplishing,” Westerhaus says. “But I know one thing: I won’t be superintendent making decisions anymore.”

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