DeKalb Central Appoints McKenney-Harrison Elementary principal

posted May 21, 2014, 5:00 AM by webmaster district   [ updated May 21, 2014, 5:03 AM ]

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

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

Alday will assume a post vacated by Julia Tipton, who has been named the district’s curriculum and instructional leadership specialist. The board approved a two-year, 215-day contract for Alday with an annual salary of $74,000.  

Alday has served as an educator at DeKalb Central Schools for the past 14 years. She has been as a special education teacher at Waterloo, as well as a literacy coordinator for the past 12 years in three of the district’s four elementary schools. Most recently she has served as the literacy coordinator at McKenney-Harrison.

“I am ready for this challenge and look forward to further building relationships with students, staff and families,” said Alday. “I feel as if I have been preparing for this position since I began teaching at DeKalb in August of 2000. I am very excited about McKenney-Harrison’s partnership with the Columbia University Reading and Writing Project. This is an exceptional opportunity to help prepare our students for their futures.”

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