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Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Patti Dols reads a storybook to a class May 19. Dols, who is retiring, has been making the rounds to read to each classroom at the school before the end of the school year. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Roosevelt principal Dols is retiring

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WILLMAR -- When she became a principal, Patti Dols moved from being a junior high band director to an administrator.

In some ways, the jobs required similar skills.


"It's really a lot like being the band director," she said. "You've got all these different sections, and you have a vision for how it should go, ... and you need to get everybody to work together."

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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