Missouri Valley educator tapped to fill opening for LCHS senior associate | Education


Lewis Central Community School District has finalized a contract with Jamie Justesen to fill the position of associate principal at Lewis Central High School vacated by Joe Vinchattle, who was promoted to principal effective July 1.

Justesen comes to Lewis Central from Missouri Valley Community Schools, where she served as a counselor for 13 years, according to biographical information she provided to Nonpareil.

She helped support the academic and social-emotional development of students and participated in the creation of a core curriculum that maximized student access to relevant coursework. She has also worked to expand academic and professional opportunities for students and to develop a regional center for technical and vocational education. She has been involved in creating parent and community outreach programs, as well as building and district leadership initiatives.

Justesen grew up in Treynor and is a lifelong resident of southwestern Iowa. Her late father was a teacher and coach at Treynor Community Schools.

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She began her career at Iowa Western Community College working in the high school curriculum department, collaborating with high schools in Southwestern Iowa to develop and improve technical and vocational education programs and career opportunities. college credits for high school students.

Justesen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a master’s degree in educational counseling from Wayne State College and will complete his master’s degree in educational administration from Dordt University in August.

She and her husband, Adam, have two children, Randy, in sixth grade; and Brody, fifth grade.


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