PK-6 Principal Grimm accepts new position in Mason City
Wed, 06/03/2020 - 3:10pm admin
Marcie Klomp ~ News Editor email@example.com
CRESCO - Sara Grimm has resigned as principal at Crestwood Elementary School. She will be the new principal at Hoover Elementary in Mason City.
“It is very hard to leave Howard-Winneshiek. I have truly loved my time here. The preschool and elementary teachers here are incredible! They are so dedicated to the students and families that they serve, and they put in so many hours above and beyond what is required, because they love what they do, and they want the best for the students,” she said.
Grimm has been on staff at How-Winn. for six years. The first year she was the Director of Teaching and Learning for the district as well as PK-1 principal. The next year she transitioned to PK-6 principal and has been in that role for five years.
In her time at How-Winn., Grimm is most proud of the work the district has done to become more data-driven. “We have transformed our practices to be very reflective and purposeful, with our decisions and our programming for kids. I think that we have made so many improvements in the last few years, and I look forward to watching what the future holds for the students and staff at Howard-Winn.”
Daily, she enjoyed watching the building come alive as staff and students arrive and being able to pop into the classrooms to watch the incredible things that are happening in the classrooms. “My most treasured memory is always the last day of school when all of the staff gathers outside the building to wave goodbye to the buses as they leave campus for the last time.
“I will miss seeing the students and staff that I have built relationships with. I will miss watching the progress and the learning that these students have made and will continue making. I am so proud to have been a part of creating what we have here.”
Grimm concluded, “I have been blessed to work with such dedicated educators and paraprofessionals here. It has been very enjoyable to get to know the students and families at Howard-Winn. I will miss everyone here.”