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Lakeville resident Lisa Reichelt has been hired as the new principal at Akin Road Elementary School. She begins her new job July 29.

Reichelt is hired as new ARES principal


Akin Road Elementary School students will be greeted by a new principal when they come back to school this fall.

On Monday, the Farmington School Board officially hired Lisa Reichelt as the new principal of Akin Road Elementary School. She replaces Laura Pierce, who was named as District 192's director of Innovation Zone in June.

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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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