The North Mahaska Jr/Sr High welcomes Amber Goemaat as the new seventh through 12th grade principal. Next year marks her 15th year at NM, where she has served as a second grade teacher, fifth grade teacher, Title I reading teacher, 7-12 technology coach, junior high girls basketball coach, junior high softball coach, high school assistant volleyball coach and, most recently, the K-12 instructional coach.
With her new role, Goemaat plans to:
1. Establish and nurture positive and productive relationships with members of the North Mahaska Jr/Sr High family to better understand the values, traditions and passions of the school community.
2. Establish a foundation for continuous school improvement by identifying strengths and opportunities to create or adjust systems that provide support for a thriving and successful learning environment.
3. Rally the North Mahaska Community toward achieving the district’s mission and school improvement goals.
She is focused on leading with passion and positivity.
“I believe it is important to model those attributes that we want to see in those around us. As the principal, it is my mission to be a leader in creating an environment where students and staff feel accepted, valued and cared for,” Goemaat said.
Goemaat graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1999 and she holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Central College. In addition, she has a master of science degree in education (K-12 technology integration) from Walden University and a master of science degree in education (educational leadership) also from Walden University.
She currently lives in New Sharon with her husband, Dan, and their three sons, Trace, Cory and Dawson.