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Amanda Potter Named Principal of Wilkins Elementary

Linn-Mar Community School District has named Amanda Potter as the new principal of Wilkins Elementary School.

Potters’ contract is scheduled to be approved by Linn-Mar’s Board of Education during their regular meeting April 24. She will assume her duties on July 1.

Potter has worked for 11 years as an educator, music teacher, and principal. In 2004, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Iowa in Music. She earned her Master of Science degree in Education Leadership from Drake University in 2013. “The leadership at Linn-Mar is what first inspired me to pursue a degree in administration,” Potter said. “As my two children continue to advance through the Linn-Mar School District, I look forward to the opportunity of contributing to the positive experiences we have within this school system.”

Potter began her career as a music teacher at Linn-Mar’s Oak Ridge Middle School in 2005 before transferring to Echo Hill Elementary in 2008. Potter was interim principal at Westfield Elementary in 2013.

Recently, Potter worked as principal at Springville Elementary in the Springville Community School District. “I have been fortunate to spend the last three years at Springville Elementary immersed and focused on positive school culture, curriculum changes, and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure students are learning at optimal levels,” she said. Potter added that she is excited to bring her experiences with Professional Learning Communities into Wilkins Elementary and work collectively to continue fostering positive relationships amongst students and staff.

According to Linn-Mar Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd, “We’re thrilled to welcome Amanda back to the school district. We are confident she will build strong relationships with our students, parents, and staff and that her skills and experience are well suited for Wilkins Elementary. We look forward to her contributions and support in our efforts to accomplish our collective mission to Inspire Learning, Unlock Potential, and Empower Achievement.