Donna Dekersky has joined Wellington Elementary School as its new assistant principal.
Dekersky has been with the School District of Palm Beach County for 25 years. For more than 17 years, she was a teacher, a reading coach, a media specialist and most recently was with Safe Schools, supporting instruction at low-performing schools and supporting positive behavior and school-based teams. This is Dekersky’s first role as assistant principal and the first time she will be housed in an elementary school. She is an FAU Owl, earning her bachelor’s degree in English and two master’s degrees, one in ESOL and one in educational leadership.
Dekersky is excited to be part of the WES family. In her other positions, she was in and out of the schools on a daily basis. “I missed the children and being part of a community,” she said.
She is looking forward to getting to know the students and their families, as well as helping and supporting them in anyway she can “I hope I can complement the positive culture on the campus,” Dekersky said. “Everyone has been so nice. This has been the warmest welcome I could have imagined.”
Dekersky enjoys the “3 Rs of life: reading, running and retail therapy.” She enjoys spending time with her 17-year-old son Colin, a senior at William T. Dwyer High School.