Amy DeLaRosaNew Elementary School Principal Amy DeLaRosa (left)  her daughter Ellie who is in first grade. (photo courtesy

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Amy DeLaRosa will serve as the next principal of Eudora Elementary School, as approved by the Eudora Board of Education during the March 14 meeting. DeLaRosa was selected after an extensive search process, which included formal feedback opportunities for EES staff members, parents, district administrators, board members and EES students.

She will replace current EES principal Jan Irby, who has resigned to take a position next year with the migrant education program.

DeLaRosa is currently superintendent of the Deerfield School District, having previously served as principal at Deerfield Elementary School from 2005 to 2012. In more than 15 years in the district, she also worked as a middle school math teacher, district-wide school counselor.

“Mrs. DeLaRosa is a great fit for Eudora,” said Superintendent of Schools Don Grosdidier. “She brings with her an important combination of skills, experience and interests that prepare her to be a leader to help EES to maintain and build on its current success.”

Feedback sessions were held with stakeholder groups in January, and the selection process began with some 40 applicants in early February. Guided by the feedback, the interview team narrowed the pool, interviewed finalists and made the final selection.

“The process of selecting one principal from a deep pool of candidates is never easy,” Grosdidier said. “We worked hard to find the person to lead our elementary school next year, and I’m confident that Mrs. DeLaRosa will bring an exciting vision and dedication to our elementary school, our district and our entire community.”

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