DeKalb Central Appoints J.R. Watson Elementary principal

posted May 21, 2014, 4:55 AM by webmaster district   [ updated May 21, 2014, 4:56 AM ]

WATERLOO — The DeKalb Central school board Tuesday promoted two of its educators to roles as elementary school principals.  

The board approved Pamela Shoemaker as principal of James R. Watson Elementary School and Carrie Alday as principal of McKenney-Harrison Elementary School. Both schools are in Auburn.  

Shoemaker will take over from Steve Teders, who has been promoted to school district assistant superintendent. The board approved a two-year, 215-day contact for Shoemaker with an annual salary of $76,000.  

Shoemaker is a 25-year teaching veteran with DeKalb Central. She has served in a teaching capacity at varying elementary grade levels and for the past 12 years has been the literacy coordinator at James R. Watson.

“As literacy coordinator, I have gained tremendous leadership experience with curriculum development, training/coaching teachers and paraprofessionals, and using data to ensure student success,” Shoemaker said in a news release issued by the school district.

“These diverse experiences have prepared me well for this next phase in my career,” Shoemaker added. “I am also passionate about James R. Watson, and I am honored to become the new principal. I am very familiar with the staff, students and their families. I am looking forward to continuing the amazing progress we have made as a school. I am also excited about our journey in becoming an International Baccalaureate School.”

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