Administrative changes for APS starting 2018-19 school year

Published 8:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

Starting this fall, there will be some changes to the administrative line-up at Austin Public Schools, according to officials.

Superintendent David Krenz shared that there were some changes made to new leadership for the next school year, including the hiring of new principals at Ellis Middle School, Neveln Elementary School and IJ Holton Intermediate School.

• Jessica Cabeen, Woodson Kindergarten Center principal, was hired from her position of five years and will be taking over as Ellis Middle School principal.

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Jason Senne—who served at the middle school since 2012, and served in various capacities within the school district since 1996 — resigned from the position to take a position as an HR director over in Princeton, Minnesota. Cabeen was honored nationally as a “distinguished principal” in 2017. Cabeen also had been a special education coordinator at Ellis prior to Woodson in 2011.

Dewey Schara will serve as the new IJ Holton Intermediate School principal.

• Dewey Schara will serve as the new IJ Holton Intermediate School principal.

Angi McAndrews—who served as IJ Holton principal since 2017—will be heading over to the Rochester Public Schools District as a principal starting on July 1. Schara had served as Neveln Elementary School principal for nine years.

• David Wolff is new to Neveln Elementary School as the new principal.

Wolff most recently worked as a fifth grade math and science teacher at IJ Holton Intermediate School. He also held a wide array of positions and responsibilities from being the district coordinator of Gifted and Talented Services from August 2011 to August 2016, serving as the inter-district coordinator of Project E3 since August 2014 and being the coordinator of robotics programming from August 2009 to April 2016.

Krenz noted that the district scheduled interviews for Cabeen’s replacement at Woodson Kindergarten Center today and that nothing has been scheduled yet for the new assistant principal position for IJ Holton. Stacy Holtz will be heading over to the Wabasha-Kellogg district as a new administrator.