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Braaten stepping down as Leeds Superintendent

By Staff | Feb 12, 2010

Leeds School Superintendent Joel Braaten recently submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the current school term.

Braaten has been employed at the school for the past 15 years, including the past seven as superintendent after the sudden death of Superintendent Jim Isaak.

His decision to step down is for personal reasons and he did not want to elaborate any further.

“I will greatly miss the students and staff here (at Leeds),” he said. “I have had a lot of great memories, but it’s time to move on.”

Braaten not only serves as the district’s superintendent, but also teaches.

His wife Carol, is also a teacher in the district and serves as elementary pr

The timing of his decision comes shortly after the Leeds School Board dissolved its boys and girls basketball co-op with neighboring Minnewaukan’s school district and then formed one with Maddock’s district.

principal.

The timing of Braaten’s decision comes shortly after the Leeds School Board voted to dissolve the girls’ and boys’ basketball co-op with Minnewaukan’s district and form one with Maddock.

That action came as a surprise to Minnewaukan officials, leaving that district without a co-op partner.

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