The search for a new middle school principal continues in Sturgeon Bay. Randy Watermolen will be retiring at the end of this school year after 15 years on the job. During Wednesday’s meeting of the board of education, Superintendent Dan Tjurnagle said a total of 38 applications had been received from five states. He provided a breakdown of the applicants. Two are administrative interns, five are elementary teachers, nine middle school, and, five high school teachers, six are assistant principals at the middle or high school levels, four are principals, and, seven of the candidates are involved in some sort of district capacity other than a classroom teacher or building-level administrator. Tjurnagle said phone conversations and checks are underway. The plan is to bring forward six principal candidates for the first round of interviews April 6th and 7th. Tjurnagle noted that principals Ann Smejkal and Bob Nickel have been helpful in the candidate review process.