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Dr. Joseph Kenney

August 2020

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I earned a doctorate in education from Maryville University in 2012 and began my work at Ames in July 2012.  With the start of the 2020-2021 school year, I am in my ninth year at Ames VPA Elementary School as the Assistant Principal, and love learning new things every day.  I am honored and excited to be working with the staff, students and parents of our Ames STARS (Students Taking Academic Responsibility for Success) Family.  I am very happy to begin thiss exciting new school year.  

Dr. Kenney