Savage’s schools has enjoyed a successful first semester of the school yearunder the leadership of superintendent Angie Nelson.

“It’s busy because I hold multiple positions,” Nelson said of her duties. She also serves as principal and special education instructor.

Nelson agreed to take on the superintendent responsibility when the school district was unable to fill the position prior to the start of the school year.

“Our biggest accomplishment to date has been being able to fill all our teaching positions,” Nelson said of achievements.

Starting in the second semester, Savage will have new history, physical education and fifth-grade teachers.

“Overall, it’s been a smooth year,” Nelson noted. “We haven’t met any major road blocks.”

Another benefit has been Melissa Sanders serving as the school’s athletic director for the first year.

“She’s super organized and on top of things. so it’s made this position easier,” Nelson explained.

Nelson, however, feels that the best move for herself and the school district is to find a full-time superintendent. 

The school district began advertising for the position on Thursday. The new superintendent is anticipated to start in June.

“My heart is in my special ed classroom,” said Nelson, who adds that she will continue as principal.

She will complete this year as superintendent.

“It’s been a great year,” Nelson said. “I was happy to step in and help out.”

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