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Vinton-Shellsburg Needs Assessment Survey Results

The school board contracted with the Iowa Association of School Boards to conduct a survey last fall.

They collected data from all stakeholder groups – students, staff, parents, school board members and community – and almost 500 people participated. Their … Continue reading

Stomp Out Bullying!

Shellsburg Elementary BE A BULLY HERO!

Dress to show you are part of the Stomp Out Bullying Team at Shellsburg Elementary on Monday, October 17th-Friday, October 21st.

Monday, October 17th: Stomp Out Bullying – Wear Boots or Wear Blue

Tuesday, … Continue reading

Thoughts from the Superintendent- Attendance

My first posting about security seemed to be well received!  Thanks for those of you who gave feedback.

One of the things we are focusing on this year is attendance.  If kids have high rates of absenteeism, it is harder … Continue reading

Thoughts from the Superintendent- Student Safety

I’ve thought about starting to post “Thoughts from the Superintendent” for a long time but have been hesitant for several reasons.  While I’ve been hesitant, I finally decided I just need to try it for awhile and then evaluate!  Let … Continue reading

Read, Read, Read!!

Research shows that reading aloud with children is the single most important thing you can do to prepare a child for reading and learning. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign promotes parents reading aloud to their children at least 15 … Continue reading

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PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME

My name is Ryan Davis and I am the principal of Shellsburg Elementary School in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District.  Having graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg in 1994, it is an honor to serve our district and communities.

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a science teaching degree, and taught in Minnesota for several years.  I received my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest State University, and then completed an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Education Administration from St. Mary’s University, after which I served as a 5-8 Principal.

When an opportunity presented itself in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District, I knew it was time to come back to my home school district and give back to the system that gave me so much.  I moved here with my wife Melanie (Vinton-Shellsburg Class of 96) and our four kids: Maggie, Abby, Hayden, and Nile.  Once a Viking, always a Viking.  I started in our District as High School Associate Principal.  I have also been the Principal of the Alternative School and the District At-Risk Coordinator.  I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to be Principal at Shellsburg Elementary.

Please feel free to visit our school.  Shellsburg Elementary has an outstanding staff that is committed to giving our students a first-class education.  We are here to serve our families and communities, and would welcome the opportunity to show you what we do.

 

Ryan Davis

ryan.davis@vscsd.org

319-436-4728 ext. 5903