BCSD names new Aldo Leopold principal


Burlington, IA-  The Burlington Community School District has announced that starting July 1st, Sara Watkins will become the principal of Aldo Leopold Intermediate School.

According to a news release, Watkins is in her second year as the school’s assistant principal and has been working in education for 20 years.

“Sara is a tremendous leader,” Superintendent Robert Scott said. “She has been a proven advocate for all students and has demonstrated great ability to build relationships with students and staff at Aldo.”

“Education is my jam. I’m a lifer,” Watkins said. “I love kids, and it’s funny how your journey kind of changes as you teach.”

Aldo Leopold’s current principal, Vida Long has accepted a district-level position overseeing technology and food services.  Long said that she is excited for her new position and believes that Watkins will do well as Aldo’s principal.

“I’m thrilled that Sara is able to move into the head principal position,” Long said. “She is a dedicated person to both teachers and students. She is a hard worker, she loves what she does, and she loves this age group. I know that she is going to do a fantastic job.”