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Elementary Deans of Students

Announcing Our Two Elementary Deans of Students

We’re excited to share about two newly created positions that will provide additional support for students and staff in our elementary buildings. One Dean of Students position is full-time at Webster Elementary and the second is a full-time position shared at Jensen Elementary & Karen Acres Elementary. Our new Dean of Students at Jensen and Karen Acres will transition to be the Dean of Students at our new elementary school when it opens fall 2021.

Webster Elementary Dean of Students
Malorie Todd has been named Dean of Students at Webster Elementary starting August 1st. She started her career with Urbandale CSD in 2013 as a 4th grade Malorie Todd articleteacher at Rolling Green Elementary for two years and then continued as a 4th grade teacher at Jensen Elementary for two years. Since 2017, Mrs. Todd has served as an Instructional Coach at Karen Acres Elementary. She holds a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and a Master of Education with PK-12 Principal and Supervisor of Special Education.

“I love the Urbandale Community School District and am looking forward to continuing within UCSD as Dean of Students at Webster Elementary,” said Malorie Todd. “I am excited about partnering with Webster’s students, parents, and staff to ensure the success of all our students!”

Jensen Elementary & Karen Acres Elementary Dean of Students
Kara Paulson has been named Dean of Students at Jensen & Karen Acres and will begin August 1st. She has been a teacher in Johnston Schools for the past 15 years in grades K, 2, and 3, and has been a model teacher for the past three years. Prior to that, she served as a Special Ed Teacher and Kindergarten Teacher inKara Paulson article Council Bluffs. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership (M.S.E) and PK-12 Principal Licensure.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join both the Jensen and Karen Acres families this fall,” said Kara Paulson. “It really is an honor to be a part of the investment Urbandale has in educating the whole child—therefore I am looking forward to building a solid foundation of relationships with our students and families!”

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Todd as the new Webster Dean of Students and Mrs. Paulson as the new Jensen and Karen Acres Dean of Students. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to have both of these outstanding leaders on our Urbandale team!