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MASON CITY | The assistant principal of Oskaloosa High School has been hired to lead Mason City’s alternative high school.

Tim Scott will begin his position July 1. His salary is $90,000, according to a contract approved by the School Board Monday.

Having previously taught in Newton, Scott said he was familiar with Mason City since it was in the same conference.

"Mason City is a town that has everything that a guy could want," he said Tuesday. "This job in particular really excited me, because I get to teach a little bit. 

"The biggest thing I miss as a principal is teaching."

Scott, who was a history teacher before he became an administrator, has worked in Oskaloosa since 2013. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, Viterbo University and Iowa State University.

The district held interviews May 7 and included administrators, alternative high school students, staff, parents and community partners in the interview process.

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Scott succeeds Dave Ciccetti, who is retiring after 40 years with the district.

The School Board also approved hiring a number of teachers:

• Carolyn Day -- fifth/sixth grade, Lincoln Intermediate; $53,214. 

• Courtney Fredrickson -- third grade, Hoover Elementary; $44,360.

• Ashley Haxton -- early childhood special education, Hoover Elementary; $49,080. 

• Hannah Hirota -- special education, Harding Elementary; $45,722.

• Madison Mariner -- first grade, Hoover Elementary; $44,360. 

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Contact Ashley at 641-421-0556 or on Twitter @GGashkmiller. 

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