Joe Rommel, who will become Brown Elementary School’s next principal, poses for a photo outside the school’s main entrance. Rommel previously taught fifth and third grade at Brown.

ST. JOSEPH — Joe Rommel feels like he’s coming home.

The Berrien RESA educational consultant has been tabbed to become the new principal of Brown Elementary School for the upcoming school year. He replaces Kristen Bawks, who is taking over as assistant superintendent for the St. Joseph school district.

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