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Kretschmar Named New Principal of Indian Creek

The Linn-Mar Community School District has named Kelly Kretschmar as the new principal of Indian Creek Elementary.
Kretschmar’s contract is scheduled to be approved by Linn-Mar’s Board of Education during their regular meeting April 23. She will assume her duties on July 1st.

“I’m very excited to be named principal at Indian Creek — a place I called home for fifteen years,” Kretschmar said. “As the new administrator, my goal is to positively contribute to the incredible experiences already happening within the Indian Creek community.”

Kretschmar has worked at Linn-Mar for 19 years as an educator, instructional strategist and most recently as the director of elementary teaching and learning. In 1995, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Northern Iowa in elementary education. She earned a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Coe College in 2005 and an Advanced Studies Certificate in principalship from UNI in 2015.

Kretschmar began her teaching career at Malcolm Price Laboratory School in 1996 later transferring to teach at Indian Creek in 1999.

As director of teaching and learning, her responsibilities include curriculum, instruction, and assessments at the elementary level. She was also responsible for district-wide professional development and the implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs).

According to Linn-Mar Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd, “We are excited to recognize Kelly as someone who has dedicated both her instructional and leadership growth to the Linn-Mar Community School District.”

Shepherd added “We are proud of her for her numerous accomplishments and contributions to our district, our staff, and our students. Her appointment as principal of Indian Creek fills me with great excitement and I look forward to her continued contributions in our effort to accomplish our collective mission to Inspire Learning, Unlock Potential, and Empower Achievement.”

Kretschmar will replace Marilee McConnell who is retiring at the end of the school year.