Owatonna public schools have named Amy Young as the new principal at Wilson Elementary school. 

The school announced the move in their newsletter and on the district website. Young replaces Julie Sullivan, who was reassigned to the junior high school where she will assist with the switch to a middle school for the 2017-18 school year as a result of the bond referendum passing in November.

Young was a teacher educator for the University of Minnesota before going to New York University where she has been a visiting assistant professor, as indicated by the newsletter. She spent time as a Spanish teacher in Wisconsin and was an elementary principal at an international school in Mexico.

Young will officially begin July 1.

The newsletter also announced that Sullivan was named Elementary Administrator of the Year by the Southeast Minnesota School Counselors Association. OHS counseling department secretary Roxi Stewart received the Administrative Assistant of the Year honor. Junior high social worker Carol Belmore was recently named the Woman of Achievement  by the Owatonna Business Women.

Owatonna schools will host a volunteer appreciation night on Wednesday, April 20, at the Roosevelt Community Ed Conference Room at the school at 122 East McKinley from 4-6PM. And the district will host a special education advisory committee meeting on April 20 at 6PM at the district office at 515 West Bridge Street to discuss policies and programming.