ST. CLOUD -- Talahi has their interim Principal, Nikki Hansen was appointed to the role by Superintendent Willie Jett Thursday.

Hansen has been in the Talahi community for nine years. She's spent three years as Assistant Principal, and as an Academic Achievement and Student Support Specialist, as well as a teacher.

Superintendent Jett says, Hansen was an easy choice.

"Nikki has a deep commitment to Talahi and is passionate about supporting the ongoing success of our students, families, and staff. She is well prepared to take this leadership role."

Hansen is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and has a master's degree from St. Mary's University. She says she is looking forward to taking on this new role and supporting the school in the work ahead.

Talahi's former Principal  Kate Flynn is taking over at Madison Elementary, after Madison Principal Jean Clark resigned due to medical reasons.