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.
Keep up on what's going on at RES by following my blog at https://principalflorey.blogspot.com
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