School building and courtyard in summer.
The co-educational high school operates in the Mansikkala school center.

Mika Luukkonen is the new principal of Imatra high school

23.6.2022 15:59
He starts on 1.8.

The principal of Imatra co-ed high school has been elected Mika Luukkonen. Currently, he works as the principal of Lappeenranta Lyseo high school.

Luukkonen has solid experience in administrative and work management positions for almost 16 years.

─ Luukkonen has also been developing the provincial IB high school, so Imatra's joint high school is already familiar to him, head of education and youth Minna Rovio says.

Luukkosen, who lives in Tiuruniemi, already has strong ties to Imatra through, among other things, sports hobbies.

─ I'm coming to Imatra with a good mood and very excited. I have followed how Imatra has invested in the development of education in recent years. When the premises have been put in order, it is a good time to think together with the staff about how to take the pedagogy forward, says Luukkonen.

Eight applicants

He starts on 1.8. in the temporary position of principal at Imatra. The position became vacant when the current principal of the joint high school Mika Strömberg was chosen Kuopio city center campus high schools as principal. Strömberg has been granted a one-year leave of absence, which is why the position of principal of Imatra joint high school will initially be filled on a temporary basis.

There were 8 applicants for the rector of the joint upper secondary school. One later withdrew his application. Seven applicants were invited to the interview.

The interviewees also completed a preliminary task. The interview group included the education and youth manager of the city of Imatra, the assistant principal and a personnel expert.

The three applicants who made it to the next stage were finally given personal evaluations regarding work personality and motivation, as well as numerical and verbal ability. The testing was performed by Eilakaisla.


For more information:

Education and youth manager Minna Rovio, tel. 020 6173404, go. rovioatimatra.fi (minna[dot]rovio[at]imatra[dot]fi) (Available on Thu 23.6. at 14-15pm)