Patrick J. O'Donnell
Slater, Iowa www.slater-iowa.org
1979 Waldorf College A.A. degree Physical Education www.waldorf.edu
1982 Iowa State B.S. Physical Education
1995 Iowa State M.E. Educational Administration
2002 Iowa State Specialist Certification www.iowastate.edu
1982-1984 St. Anthony's School, Des Moines 7th & 8th Science and P.E.
1984-1995 Earlham School, Earlham, Iowa K-12 P.E.
1995-1997 Interstate 35 Schools, Turo, Iowa 9-12 Principal
1997-1999 Mason City High School, 9-12 Associate Principal
1999-2002 Humboldt High School, Humboldt, Iowa 9-12 Principal
The mission of the Sioux Center Community Schools is "Educating the whole child for a whole lifetime." Education is a people business and we cannot forget that building relationships is the cornerstone to a successful learning environment. As the educational leader of the Sioux Center Community Schools, I work with many different constituents throughout the course of a school year. It is my goal to build successful relationships with parents, students, staff, other district administrators, and the community so that, together, we can achieve the mission of the district. In order to build relationships, I will demonstrate empathy, understanding, compassion, and excellent listening skills. Also, I will strive to understand how others perceive me and how I relate to others.
I enjoy golf, reading, youth sports coach
I.S.U. sports, Cubs baseball, music. Go Cyclones!
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Three Nights in August: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager by Buzz Bissinger
Ireland: A Novel, by Frank Delaney
Most anything by John Grisham
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
Most memorable teaching experience:
The day I took over the At-Risk program at Earlham High School. It changed me to a teacher from someone with an 8-4 job.
Favorite Web Site: Audible.com