New Donalda Principal

New Donalda Principal
Posted on 03/17/2023
New Donalda Principal

Clearview is pleased to announce Julie Siemens as new Donalda Principal

March 17, 2023

Clearview Public Schools is pleased to announce that Julie Siemens will be Donalda’s Principal starting in the 2023-24 school year. Siemens is currently a middle school teacher at Donalda School.

“We are very happy to have Julie Siemens take on the role of Principal at Donalda School,” says Scot Leys, Clearview Superintendent.  “Julie has strong connections with the Donalda Community and a passion for the students, staff and parents of the area.  She has been part of the leadership in the school and is dedicated to programming, coaching and inclusion.  We look forward to working with Julie to ensure continuing success for Donalda students and the community!”

Siemens was born and raised on a farm outside of Donalda, and moved back to her childhood home eight years ago, when her husband Mark became principal of Donalda School. Siemens has been teaching middle school at Donalda School for the past three years. Prior to returning to the classroom on a full time basis, she was a substitute teacher for 12 years and also taught at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus.

“It has been wonderful to reconnect with childhood friends and build new relationships over the past eight years,” says Julie Siemens. “I am a strong advocate for small schools and the unique learning experiences they can provide students.  Where else do you see junior high students pushing younger students on the swings at recess, the entire school participating in reading buddies or performing in a schoolwide Christmas concert?” 

Siemens says, “I absolutely love my job and the opportunity that it provides to impact and be a part of students’ lives! Collaborating with the staff as we seek to be creative and innovative to engage the kids is incredibly rewarding!”

“I am honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility of the Donalda School principalship,” says Siemens.  “I look forward to working alongside the exceptional staff, parents and community to build up the lives of our young people.”