(MARLETTE) -- Students at Marlette Elementary will see a new face in the principal's office at the start of the school year this fall. Principal Michael Distelrath will be retiring at the end of this school after 20-years with the district. He served as the middle school principal for 15-years prior to taking on the elementary during consolidation. Applications for the position are being accepted through May 15 at 3 p.m. in the Superintendent's Office. A start date has been set for July 1.