Clarksville Principal Bob Saathoff retires

By: 
Bethany Carson

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    Clarksville Associate High School Principal Bob Saathoff recently retired after many years of service to the district. This isn’t his first try at retirement, but this time, he’s hoping to stay retired.
    Saathoff first started teaching in Clarksville in 1979 and became principal in 1990. He served as Clarksville high school principal until 2007, and then took a job at North Butler where he worked for three years. He retired in 2010, but returned to serve as Clarksville high school principal in 2012 at the request of staff. Over the past couple years, he has cut back on hours, working part time.
    “When I was retired [formerly], I was home alone and my wife was working. Summers were fine, but winters were long. I went back to work because I wanted something to do. Now I feel it’s time. I want to do some different things, spend time with my grandkids and travel…” Saathoff said. “I look forward to weekend trips and the freedom to do whatever I want whenever I want­–not having to be anyplace.”
    He feels he is leaving the school in good hands with K-12 Principal Keith Reuter.
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