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      Carson-Roark to take over as Evans Middle School Principal

      Evans Middle School announced their new principal today, and they've stayed in house.

      Current Liberty Elementary School Principal Missy Carson-Roark will take over for Dave Harper.

      Harper accepted the position as superintendent for Sigourney Community Schools.

      Carson-Roark, an Ottumwa native, joined the school district in 2002 as an Intervention Specialist.

      She became principal at Horace Mann Elementary School in 2006 before ending up at Liberty Elementary.

      The school district received numerous applications for the position.

      They ultimately chose to approach Carson-Roark about the opening.

      She will formally step into her new position on July 1st.