Paula Florey


My name is Paula Florey.  I am in my second year as elementary principal at Roncalli.  Last year I covered both the Primary and the Elementary buildings.  This year I will be at Roncalli Elementary only.  

I am oringially from Roslyn, SD and received my BSed degree from NSU in 1989.  After teaching for a few years I returned to NSU and received my Master's in Guidance and Counseling in 1997.  My family and I move to Fort Dodge, IA were I became the 9-12 Counselor/Academic Dean at St. Edmond Catholic School.  I received my Master's in Educational Administration in 2013 from USD and I "returned home" in 2015 to become the PreK-6 Principal here at Roncalli.  Having worked in both the public school and Catholic school systems I realized quickly that my heart was in Catholic education.  

I have been married for 25 years to my wonderful husband, John.  We have 4 children (Jordan, Lane, Bailey and John "JP") and one adorable grandson. 

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We hope you enjoy reading about what is going on at RES.  Our student newsletter staff is made up of 5th and 6th grade students who meet once a week before school starts.  This is the first time I have tried this and the first time some of these students have interviewed, reported or written articles and created a layout for the newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it.  ~Mrs. Florey

RES October Newsletter