Wellington Elementary School began the new school year with Jenny Duesler as its new assistant principal.
Duesler brings more than 15 years’ experience. She taught second grade at Discovery Key Elementary School for seven years and then became guidance counselor there for eight years. Duesler is a true Floridian, born and raised in Boca Raton. She attended Florida Atlantic University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She then earned two master’s degrees, one in counseling at Florida Atlantic University and one in educational leadership at Southeastern University.
Duesler is excited to be part of the WES family. She is looking forward to getting to know the students and their families, as well as helping and supporting them in any way she can. Duesler believes in a positive school environment. “Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially,” she said.
Duesler feels as though WES has a unique culture and history behind it. The portables that used to make up the school, the 20 acres of lush preserves, the students that attended WES and are now on staff here — it all creates a very special school. She loves Wellington and feels as though it’s a “quaint community where everyone knows each other.” She believes that community involvement is important for the school, students, their families and the staff, and is glad to have the support and involvement of the village.
Family is very important to Duesler, who lives in Boca Raton with her husband of 10 years, Billy, who is a captain in the Broward County Fire Rescue Department, and their two children, Alyssa and Billy. Duesler loves to spend time with her family and can be found at the beach or the pool, enjoying outdoor activities and traveling to many different destinations, including their favorite, Legoland.