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Tschida is new AD at Farmington High School

The new head of Farmington High School's athletics and activities departments has been a teacher, coach, athletic director and, most recently, a principal.

The Farmington School District introduced Bill Tschida Monday night as its new assistant principal and activities director. He replaces Jon Summer, who left earlier this year to take a similar position at Chaska High School.

Summer's title at FHS did not include assistant principal.

Tschida comes most recently from Winsted, where he has been principal at Holy Trinity School, a private pre-K to grade 12 school, since 2007. Prior to that he was activities director and dean of students at Adrian Middle and High School, Athletic Director at Watertown-Mayer High School and activities director, teacher and coach at St. Mary's High School in Sleepy Eye. He has been a coach of several sports at the high school level and was head junior varsity hockey coach, varsity assistant hockey coach and a varsity assistant basketball coach at St. John's University.

Tschida has a bachelor of science degree in social studies from St. John's University, a masters of education from St. Mary's University and an educational specialist degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

At FHS, Tschida will oversee athletics and activities programs within the district. He will also help lead the transition from the Missota to the South Suburban Conference starting in the 2014-15 school year.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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