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CCA names principal for new elementary in Tiffin

District approves from within
Brian Williams.

OXFORD– Sometimes the obvious answer is right in front of you. For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District, as Communications Director Laurie Haman said in a recent press release, the district, “did not have to look far to add a new elementary principal.” Brian Williams, the current Director of Curriculum and Instruction, has been approved by the board to become the principal of the new elementary school, which is currently under construction just north of Tiffin Elementary.
Williams has a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Buena Vista University as well as a Master’s and Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His experience includes teaching special education, serving as head coach for girls cross country and track and serving as a principal in both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as his time as curriculum director for CCA. Haman noted Williams has also been a demonstrated leader building initiatives throughout his K-12 roles in education.
“This was certainly a tough decision, as I really like my current position in the district,” said Williams. “But getting the opportunity to be the principal in a fourth- and fifth-grade setting is truly a dream job for me. I look forward to working with students, staff and parents.”
“We are excited to have Brian move into the 4-5 principal role for the 2019-2020 school year (the new school is expected to open in August 2019),” Superintendent Tim Kuehl said. “He has done a tremendous job building on the Professional Learning Community (PLC) and Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) work at CCA, and will be fantastic at applying that work by continuing to serve as a leader and model in his role as principal.” Kuehl added Williams’ organizational and communications skills, along with his strong knowledge of best instructional practices and demonstrated leadership abilities at CCA and throughout his career, “make him a great fit for this role.”
The Communications Director noted Williams will be working in his curriculum position this coming school year before he moves to the new 4-5 building. Advertising and a search for Williams’ replacement as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction will begin this fall. Haman noted, “Brian’s growth in this role, along with the hard work of the CCA staff, will make this a very desirable position for quality candidates.”