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Bettendorf High School names new principal ahead of 2022-23 school year

Kristy Cleppe has been an associate principal at BHS for nine years, among other education and administration positions in the area.
Credit: Bettendorf Community School District

BETTENDORF, Iowa — Bettendorf High School has named its new principal starting in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, pending approval from the board.

Kristy Cleppe, a current associate principal at the school, has been named as the new principal, set to succeed Principal Robert Boley, who is vacating the position at the end of this school year.

Cleppe has served as an associate principal at BHS for 9 years, after also working as the dean of students and as a business teacher; for a total of 18 years with Bettendorf Community Schools.

She has received and Bacher's Degree in Secondary Education from Mount St. Claire College, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University, and a Pre-K-12 endorsement in Educational Administration. Outside of education, she worked as a financial analyst and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

The district said that she has strengths in building positive relationships and culture, a passion for providing students opportunities and support, and a balanced background in fine arts, activities, and athletics.

“Kristy has proven herself to be an excellent administrator with vision and passion for supporting all students and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Michelle Morse. “We are excited to have someone we can move into such an important position in the district. She is excited to continue her work with students, staff, and families in preparing students for success after high school.”

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