This past May, Bruce Bergeson retired from the Montevideo High School Principal position after serving the Montevideo School District for 19 years.
This past May, Bruce Bergeson retired from the Montevideo High School Principal position after serving the Montevideo School District for 19 years. Stepping up to the plate this fall is Scott Hickey, who previously occupied the curriculum director position for the district.
Hickey is originally from New Holsteen, Wisconsin, and moved to the Montevideo area in June of 2015. Prior to working in Montevideo, he was with the Milwaukee School District for eight years as an assistant principal, and a teacher before that.
“My wife and I both worked for Milwaukee Public Schools; I was assistant principal and she was a student psychologist. We got engaged and decided that we didn’t want to live in such a large town, so we started negotiating whether we were going to live in rural Minnesota or rural Wisconsin, and now we’re here,” said Hickey.
Hickey is married to Jackie Weckwerth-Hickey, who is originally from the area.
“We started looking in Minnesota and she got a job in Benson as a psychologist right away, and then I got a job here as the curriculum director.”
Hickey is currently the interim principal, meaning he will be the principal for a year while the district transitions.
“When Mr. Bergeson retired and took another position at the end of May, there wasn’t a lot of time and it wasn’t a good time to hire anyone new at that point, so I was appointed by the superintendent and the school board to fill this position for the school,” said Hickey. “I had been an assistant principal before, so it’s a really good opportunity for me to see if this is the path I want to continue on.”
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