Bosco School System to Transition to K-12 Leadership Next Fall with Departure of Administrator | Education News

GILBERTVILLE – A new administrative structure is planned in the Bosco Catholic schools from next fall with the departure of one of its directors.

Casey Redmond, Principal of Don Bosco High School since fall 2017, quits his job at the end of the school year.

Shelby Douglas will transition from her current role as K-8 Principal to the new role of K-12 Principal. She is in her fourth year supervising the Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School.

She will handle all duties related to teaching and student development in the K-12 position. A new director of operations will be hired to manage school administrative functions that are not directly related to instruction and student success.

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In a statement, Douglas said she was “extremely excited about this new organizational structure” of the school system. Currently, she and Redmond are responsible for these administrative tasks.

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“Delegating non-instructional management tasks will allow me, as a K-12 principal, to focus my attention on student learning, staff development, and school culture,” she added. . “We have a great team of teachers here, an incredible number of students, and the most welcoming and supportive families!”

Douglas said she looks forward to “continuing my work with the K-8 community and becoming more involved in our high school community.”

Chris Kangas, director of school system development, said Redmond’s decision to leave “presented an opportunity to make that change” to the system’s school board. “We had our principals who dealt with bus breakdowns, who dealt with problems with plumbing, electricity, cooking, etc… There was a desire to change the structure and allow the principals to refocus on the pedagogical side. ”

The school system has not yet launched an advertisement for the director of school operations.

Douglas received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and holds a master’s degree in education from Drake University. She was a teacher at Jesup Community Schools for 16 years before joining Bosco Catholic Schools.

Redmond has worked for the school system since 2014, starting as a seventh-grade activities director and a high school teacher. He was assistant director of Don Bosco for a year before accepting the post of director.

The Bosco school system has approximately 300 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also serves about forty children aged 3 and 4 in a preschool program.

Jeremy S. McLain