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Former Akin Road Elementary School principal Laura Pierce has been named as the new Innovation Zone director for Farmington School District 192.

Farmington schools: Taking new step in education


Becoming principal at Akin Road Elementary School two years ago was a step for Laura Pierce. It turns out, that move was just a step in a new direction for her.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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