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Emily Settles
Elementary Principal
Mrs. Emily Settles

Hello! My name is Emily Settles and I am honored to be the principal at WACO Elementary School. A bit about me - I was born and raised in Columbus Junction. I was a Wildcat until I graduated high school and moved on to be a UNI Panther. I earned my BA in Elementary Education while I was in Cedar Falls. I also minored in literacy and have a reading endorsement. After completing my undergrad, I discovered that you truly should "never say never," as I found myself back in Columbus Junction. I taught 2nd and 5th grades while at Roundy Elementary, and simultaneously worked on and completed my MA in Educational Leadership through Western Illinois University. In 2013-2014 I stepped into the administrative world as the 7-12 Dean of Students at Columbus. That position was unfortunately cut. I decided I wanted to continue to pursue my administrative career, which landed me in Fort Madison. While there I served as an assistant principal at the middle school for one year, followed by a year as the assistant principal at the high school, and finally 2 years as the principal at Richardson Elementary. While in Fort Madison I met my husband, Jon, and we were married in 2017. We have three amazing sons that keep us busy! I am also a big Hawkeye fan and love the outdoors.I am so happy to be back in this area and in a community that I love. I am thrilled to be a Warrior and thoroughly enjoy working with the students, staff, families and community here at WACO!




Phone: 319-658-2931Email: Emily SettlesWACO Elementary
200 South Main Street, PO Box 158 Crawfordsville Iowa 52621