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Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School principal Sam Skaaland was recently honored by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association (MESPA) with its 2013 Leadership Achievement Award. Skaaland has been the principal at LP-A Elementary for seven years; before that, he was a teacher in the district for more than 30 years. Submitted Photo

Audubon principal earns state honor

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AUDUBON — Though he’s in his seventh year as principal at Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School, Perham native Sam Skaaland has been a part of the district for a lot longer than that.

“This is my 38th year here,” says Skaaland, adding that he spent a year teaching in Australia before starting his career in Audubon, where he spent the majority of his time as a sixth grade instructor.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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