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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Tekoa School Board selects new superintendent

St. Maries High School Principlan John Cordell tops list

John Cordell

Roger Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

John Cordell was selected as the top candidate for the Tekoa School District superintendent's post.

TEKOA – The Tekoa School Board selected John Cordell as its new superintendent Tuesday.

John Cordell is the principal of St. Maries High School in St. Maries, Idaho. He worked for the school for 22 years. He worked as a teacher and later as a principal at the Wahluke High School from 1989 to 1998.

Off campus, Cordell served as a member of the Benewah County Community Center, a presenter at the Inland Northwest Partners annual conference, and the St. Maries AAU basketball coach.

"We know this new position will come as a shock to some and questions from many more. Be assured the board has n...

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