Sioux Center and Sibley, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan is going to lose a high school principal, but Sibley-Ocheyedan’s loss is Sioux Center’s gain.

According to Sioux Center Community Schools Superintendent Pat O’Donnell, current Sibley-Ocheydan High School Principal Brent Town has been hired to be the high school principal at Sioux Center High School. O’Donnell says Town has been the principal for grades 7-12 at Sibley Ocheyedan for the last five years and was at MOC/Floyd Valley before that for seven years as a teacher, an assistant activities director, and a coach.

O’Donnell says Town and his wife, Chelsea, have four younger children. He says Town will start in early August 2018.

He says the position became available after O’Donnell announced his retirement and current Sioux Center High School Principal Gary McEldowney was hired to fill the superintendent chair.

According to O’Donnell, Town was hired during the March meeting of the Sioux Center Board of Education.

Sibley-Ocheyedan superintendent Bill Boer says the search is underway to find Town’s replacement at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. He says they’ve posted the position to the Teach Iowa website and other locations. Boer says the listing will close on April 4th, at which time they will do screening and reference checking. He says they hope to do interviews April 9th through the 12th.

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