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Former Brainerd School District Superintendent Bob Gross speaks Monday in Chalbe

Former superintendent reflects on his education adventures


Bob Gross worked as Brainerd School District educator for 31 years and enjoyed his job. In 1999, however, he and his wife, Judy, reached a point where they were ready to try a new life.

Gross accepted a job as superintendent of the Singapore American School and later worked as an educator for the U.S. State Department, resulting in his visiting somewhere between 40 and 50 countries in the last decade or so.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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