The Mankato Area Public School Board has appointed Tom Sager as director of business services effective January 9. Sager worked in the private sector for eight years. He has served as a secondary math teacher and coach in White Bear Lake Public Schools; middle school assistant principal and principal in Owatonna Public Schools, and for the past 12 years as its director of finance and operations.
Sager has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisc., a master of arts degree in education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and an education specialist degree from St. Mary's University, Minneapolis, Minn. He replaces Jerry Kolander, who is retiring after 29 years of service to Mankato Area Public Schools.