Woodbury school principal to resign

After three years as principal at Woodbury Elementary School, Sarah Johnson is resigning.

Her resignation is effective at the end of the current school year and was approved by the school board Monday.

Johnson is taking a job as an elementary school principal in Ottumwa, said Lisa Koester, director of human resources with Marshalltown schools.

“We wish her well,” Koester said. “She’s done a tremendous job with the dual language program at Woodbury.”

Johnson is a former co-principal at Lenihan Intermediate School and former principal at Fisher Elementary School. She did not return a call to the Times-Republican Monday.

Koester said they will be in a little bit of a time crunch to fill the position, but expects it to be an attractive job to both internal and external candidates.

In other Marshalltown school administrator moves, Lisa Wunn, dean of students at Marshalltown High School, is also resigning at the end of the school year to take a job at another district.

Current MHS science teacher Pam Brewer-Michael is taking over as half-time dean of students at MHS and half-time instructional design specialist at the district central office.

“Our team is thrilled to have her,” said MHS Principal Aiddy Phomvisay.

Brewer-Michael will begin Aug. 8 and her annual salary will be $73,212.