ST. CLOUD -- Due to a medical procedure that will require a long recovery period, Madison Elementary Principal Jean Clark has resigned.

St. Cloud Area School District Superintendent Willie Jett says Talahi Community School Principal, Kate Flynn will take over as Madison's new principal.

Flynn has been a leader at Talahi for three years. She previously worked in the St. Paul Public School District for 17 years. Jett says he believes Flynn will be a great asset to Madison Elementary.

"I have every confidence in Kate's exceptional leadership to facilitate a smooth transition for Madiso's staff, students and families."

After Clark's recovery, she will be going back to Madison as a district consultant to help support new teachers.

An interim principal will be appointed to Talahi. Jett says the district will be announcing the name of that leader soon.