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WHS' Bach hired as principal in Stillwater

Woodbury High School assistant prinicpal Rob Bach will no longer be a Royal, but a Pony. 

Bach has been selected as the new principal at Stillwater Area High School. 

The District 834 School Board is expected to approved Bach's hiring during its May 22 meeting. 

“In his career, Rob has worked hard to develop quality relationships with parents, students, and staff,” said Tom Lehmann, school board chairman and member of the interview team. “It is clear that Rob values relationships above everything and will commit to building on the tradition of success expected from our students and staff.”

Bach went through a rigorous interview process, which included input from high school staff, students and parents as well as district administrators.

He began as assistant principal at WHS in 2012 after having served in the same capacity at Park High School for five years. Prior to serving as the assistant principal at Park, Bach taught science at the school. 

Bach has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College, a master’s degree in education from Winona State University. He received his principal licensure from St. Mary’s University.

He is expected to begin work in Stillwater this July. 

“I was drawn to Stillwater because of the tight knit community that exists here,” Bach said. “Because of that the high school has stature within the community that is unique and not found most places. I’m humbled by the idea that the community thinks I’ll be a good fit and I’m looking forward to serving the students, staff and communitity of Stillwater Area High school."

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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