With the new year a new administrator is starting work at Oskaloosa Community Schools. Steven Sattz is the next associate principal of Oskaloosa Elementary School.
Sattz brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as a special education teacher and volleyball coach in the Pella Community Schools, Sigourney Community School District, and Tipton Community School District. Additionally, he has been an athletic operations graduate assistant and assistant men’s volleyball coach at William Penn University.
At OES, Sattz will work alongside fellow Assistant Principal Kailey Hills and Principal Alana Hutchinson to support the school’s administration and operations.
“I am truly excited to begin my work in leading others to become the best versions of themselves through the power of learning and am eager to continue making Oskaloosa Elementary School a premier destination for education,” Sattz said. “Ever since relocating to Oskaloosa from Canada in 2014, I have considered this place home. It is truly a dream come true to give back to a place that has provided me so much in life. Oskaloosa is a special place that offers opportunities for all to become exemplary members of society.”
Sattz is currently serving on Oskaloosa Elementary’s building leadership team. His top priority in his new position is to form strong relationships throughout the school and the community, fostering an environment that promotes approachability, openness, and positivity. He firmly believes that building these connections early will help generate ideas for growth and maintain a foundation to support a school equipped for the future.
“We are delighted to welcome Steven Sattz to our district and witness the positive impact of his leadership on our elementary school and advancing our vision culture” said Mike Fisher, Superintendent. “We are confident his passion and skills will be a great asset to our students and school community as a whole.”
In addition to forming meaningful relationships, Sattz aims to develop his capacity as a school leader by actively listening to and learning from school stakeholders, driving effective change. He also plans to assist in developing initiatives that will enhance student achievement and showcase the positive developments happening at OES.
“I look forward to building relationships with all of our amazing students, staff, and community stakeholders and developing strategic plans to provide the best educational experiences for the children of Oskaloosa,” Sattz said.
Sattz’s educational background includes a master’s degree in education from Viterbo University and a master’s degree in business leadership from William Penn University. He has spent the past decade in the community with his wife, Jamie, and their children, Steven Jr. and Kennedy.