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Riitters selected to fill principal's position

Thomas Riitters was chosen as Verndale's 5-12 principal by the Verndale School Board Wednesday evening and will officially start his new position July 1.

Riitters, 38, has been Dean of Students at Little Falls for the last five years and has a principal's license. Prior to taking an administrative position at Little Falls, Riitters was a physical education instructor.

"He is going to bring a lot of energy to the position," Verndale principal Paul Brownlow said.

Riitters will be replacing Justin Sperling, who resigned in May to take an administrative position at Motley.

Brownlow will act as Verndale's K-4 principal in addition to serving as the district's superintendent.