Greetings Jefferson students, parents, families, and community members! My name is Willie Montgomery, and I am the proud principal of Jefferson Elementary School. I look forward to learning, growing, and leading as a new Jetsetter and invite you to join me on an adventurous ride to create the best version of Jefferson Elementary!
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education from the great Drake University. GO BULLDOGS! Prior to joining the Jefferson Team, I was an Associate Principal at Hoover HS for 3 years and a teacher at Stowe Elementary School for 7 years.
When I’m not at Jefferson, I enjoy spending time with my family enjoying all the wonderful opportunities our beautiful city has to offer, from sporting events and festivals to campgrounds and local parks! If we cross paths outside of Jefferson, NEVER hesitate to say Hi!
Welcome to Jefferson Elementary! My name is Dave Sharkey. I have been serving Des Moines Public Schools for over 15 years. Before I became an administrator I taught 4th grade at Windsor Elementary for 8 years. I received my Bachelors in Education at Grand View University and my Masters in Education from Viterbo University. In my spare time you can find me transporting one of my seven children to and from school events. You can also find me cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings! I am looking forward to a great year at Jefferson Elementary!