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Announcing Our Olmsted Principal March 2023

Announcing Our Olmsted Elementary Principal 2023–24

We’re excited to announce our Olmsted Elementary Principal beginning in the 2023–24 school year. Mrs. Jolee Donnelly has accepted the position of Olmsted Principal. 

Mrs. Donnelly brings a wealth of educational leadership experience to this role as she has been serving as our Olmsted Interim Principal throughout the 2022–23 school year. Prior to that, Mrs. Donnelly served as our UHS Dean of Students for two years, a UCSD Facilitator of Curriculum and Professional Learning for two years, an English teacher at UHS for seven years, an English teacher at West Liberty High School for one year, and an English teacher at Taft High School in San Antonio, Texas for two years. 

Jolee DonnellyIn addition, Mrs. Donnelly has first-hand experience of being a J-Hawk as she is a proud UHS alumna. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa with Certification in Secondary Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Iowa. 

“I am honored that I have been able to serve the staff, students, and families of Olmsted this school year and I am excited about all the opportunities ahead to keep growing with you!” said Donnelly. 

We’re thrilled to continue working alongside this outstanding leader as she is a trusted, respected, and highly valued member of our Urbandale team!