Sarah Velotta has been serving as an assistant principal at Audubon Elementary School since August of 2016. In fact, she began her teaching career at AES in 2003. She will now take on the role of lead principal beginning this fall.

The elementary school's site-based decision-making council made the announcement Tuesday morning following a special meeting. Under Velotta's leadership, the school refined professional development for instructional assistants. She served as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) coach and she worked to begin an assistant principal collaborative group.

Velotta also built the school's master schedule this year, worked to improve recognition of student achievements, and evaluated teachers and instructional assistants.

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Velotta started out teaching first, third, and fifth grades at AES before accepting a position as the school's literacy coach in August of 2015. As a literacy coach, she trained staff members on the best practices in teaching literacy and collaboratively designed a literacy framework. She has also been a presenter at Kentucky's Title I Conference as well as the Kentucky Society of Technology in Education Conference.

Velotta said, “Audubon Elementary has been my home school for 18 years and I am honored to serve and lead the Audubon community. We have amazing, hard-working, caring staff members who go the extra mile on a daily basis. I am looking forward to beginning our next school year and working together as a team to invest in our students and families, providing the best instruction, the best opportunities and the best environment. I am grateful for the excellent mentors, supportive staff and loving family and friends in my life who have encouraged me and challenged me to dream big. Being a part of the Audubon family has been, and will continue to be, one of my life’s greatest blessings.”

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