The Oelwein Community School District has hired a new Elementary Principal.


The district has announced it has hired Shannon Harrelson, who is currently the assistant principal at George Washington Carver Academy, in Waterloo. Harrelson is also the athletic director at the academy.

Harrelson will be taking over for Bev Berns, who resigned from the position of principal at Wings Park and Parkside Elementary. Berns announced her resignation in February, which will take effect on June 30th.

Berns was with the Oelwein school district for less than a year.

Harrelson also has experience at other Waterloo schools, as well as Don Bosco in Gilbertville.