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Jody Steinke Begins New Position In July

Aaron Sullivan, Staff Writer

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Jody Steinke, assistant principal, has been named as the new principal of QHS.

“I officially become principal in July ,” Steinke said.

Until then, he will be working alongside Danielle Arnold, current QHS principal.

I feel like being principal is something that I’ve prepared for my whole life.”

— Jody Steinke

“With my new role as principal, I’d have to work alongside Mrs. Arnold to figure out what to do with the budget, registration, and freshman orientation which will continue to go on,” Steinke said.

He wants to be a visible and active principal observing the halls, classrooms, and lunch room seeing how students interact with each other and with staff members.

“I feel like being principal is something that I’ve prepared for my whole life,” Steinke said.

He earned his Bachelors in English and his Masters in English when he graduated Western Illinois and his Masters in Education Administration from the University of Iowa.

“I’ve worked in this district for twenty-three years. Five of the years being at the junior high and the other 18 at QHS. I’ve been a Blue Devil for most of my professional life,” Steinke said.

There aren’t any big changes coming at the start of the school year, but there may be changes throughout the school year. It all depends on the way things are and if they’re running smoothly or not.

“I would like to continue the diversity conversation on how we treat each other and how we portray feelings towards each other. I think the Hate Has No Home discussions are very important conversations. Everyone comes to school with their own story. Everyone has their differences,” Steinke said.

Within his current position as assistant principal and him transitioning over to the principal role, there may be differences.

Steinke wants teachers and students to respect each other and feel safe around each other.

Steinke attended two different colleges. One was Western Illinois and the other was the University of Iowa.

“Be patient, communicate, listen, and if there are any problems with anything whatsoever, feel free to contact me,” Steinke said.

Danielle Arnold, current principal, is leaving in June to start a new position in the Chicago area.

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