Hopkins hand-picked for elementary principal
LaCrosse native to join school district this summer
Last updated 6/2/2022 at 3:13pm
DAVENPORT-A months-long search to fill a vacant principal position came to a conclusion in early May with the hire of Sarita Hopkins as the new elementary principal. The school board approved Hopkins' hire Monday, May 9.
The hire moves Noelle Carstens to secondary principal as Chad Prewitt prepares to take over the superintendent role from the retiring Jim Kowalkowski.
Hopkins comes to Davenport from Cheney Middle School, where she is wrapping up her third year as the assistant principal.
"I saw the opening and visited with the superintendent," Hopkins said. "That's their secret sauce, i...