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Announcing New Webster Principal

Announcing Our New Webster Elementary Principal

As previously shared, we’ve accepted Mrs. Shearer’s resignation from her position as Webster Elementary Principal. Over the past three years, we have had the good fortune of working alongside Mrs. Shearer and experiencing her exceptional leadership, guidance, and compassion for Webster students, families, teachers, and staff. Mrs. Shearer has been an advocate for children and families, a motivational leader for teachers and staff, and a professional colleague who upholds the highest integrity. While we are sad to say goodbye to Mrs. Shearer, we cannot sufficiently express our gratitude for the countless ways she has contributed to our district. We wish her the absolute best and thank her for being a remarkable leader.

Brandon Schrauth editThis leads us to an exciting announcement which is that we’re pleased to introduce you to our new Webster Principal, Brandon Schrauth. Mr. Schrauth has been a principal for the past four years in the Ames Community School District, most recently as Principal of Fellows Elementary School. Before joining Ames Schools, he was an Instructional Coach at Horizon Elementary in the Johnston Community School District. In addition, Mr. Schrauth served as a kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teacher for 11 years in Johnston Schools, Des Moines Schools, and Waukee Schools. Mr. Schrauth holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Iowa State University.

“My passion for education and supporting the success of every student has been shaped over the past 34 years as a student, classroom teacher, teacher leader, and principal,” said Brandon Schrauth. “I am honored and excited to join the Webster team and look forward to building on the strengths of the Webster community in order to foster trusting relationships and partnerships with Webster students, families, teachers, and staff as we encourage all students to strive for excellence on their pathway of lifelong learning. Thank you for this incredibly special opportunity to serve as your principal—we’re going to have an outstanding 2019-20 school year together!”

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Schrauth as the new Webster Elementary Principal beginning July 1st. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Schrauth to our Urbandale team!