Duluth principal takes job in Two Harbors school district

Gina Kleive was hired at Duluth Public Schools in 2006 and has been the principal at Ordean East since 2009.

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Ordean East Middle School Principal Gina Kleive has been hired by the Lake Superior School District.
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DULUTH — A longtime principal is set to head north.

Gina Kleive, principal at Ordean East Middle School, was hired to be the assistant principal at Two Harbors High School, which is a part of the Lake Superior School District about 27 miles north of Duluth.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the Two Harbors community, families and students as the new assistant principal of Two Harbors High School,” Kleive said in a news release from Duluth Public Schools on Tuesday.

Lake Superior School District Superintendent Jay Belcastro said the high school will benefit greatly from Kleive’s experience and leadership. Duluth Superintendent John Magas said she’ll be greatly missed.

School board members of the Lake Superior district approved Kleive's employment contract Tuesday. Her last day at Ordean is Aug. 26, according to Duluth district staff.


A second Ordean East administrator, Rachel Jackson, was also recently promoted to principal at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School. The School district is accepting applications for Jackson's former assistant principal post at Ordean through Friday, Aug. 19.

This story was updated at 8:14 a.m. on Aug. 18 to correct the title of the open position at Ordean East and again at 10:19 a.m. to clarify why it's not the same position as the one vacated by Kleive. The story was originally posted at 5:02 p.m. Aug. 17. The News Tribune regrets the error.

From the column: "The challenge reaches far beyond Duluth. There is an urgent need for state and federal resources, on the scale we invest in other aspects of our children’s education."

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