The District is announcing new administrative appointments for the coming school year. All assignments will be effective July 1.
The new principal for West High School will be Leslie Morris, currently principal of Lely High School in Naples, Florida. Morris will succeed Dr. Gail Callahan who has accepted a position as the head of the new Office of Advanced Learning Programs. Callahan has been the principal at West since the 2001 school year.
Morris has been principal at Lely High, in the Collier County School District, for one year. Prior to that, she was a Principal at Golden Gate Middle School in Naples for two years. She previously worked as an Assistant Principal at Manatee Middle School in Naples, and was a High School Dean for the Collier County Public Schools for three years.
She holds an Administrator’s Certificate in Iowa, Florida, and Tennessee; a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida; and a Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education, from the University of Tennessee.
John Netty will assume leadership as the new principal of Central Middle School where he is currently an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. Prior to his four years at Central, he was the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Logan Middle School for two years. He also taught English/language arts at Clarksville Community School for six years and for two years at East Greene High School.
Netty holds a Masters with a major in Secondary Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Teaching with a minor in coaching, both from the University of Northern Iowa.
The new principal for East High School in Waterloo will be Marla Padget, now principal of Central Middle School in Waterloo. Padget has been principal at Central since the 2004-05 school year. Prior to that, she was assistant principal and athletic director at Central; and a teacher at East High, starting in 1991.
Padget graduated from East High in 1980. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts in Education Degree, both from UNI.