Archive for Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Ty Poell

May 6, 2009

Occupation: Tonganoxie Elementary School assistant principal.

Family: Wife, Jessica; son, Brayden (18 months); and expecting another child in November.

Place of birth: Des Moines, Iowa. Hometown is Hoxie.

Q: When did you move to Tonganoxie, and what brought you here?

A: We moved to Tonganoxie in the summer of 2007 from Eureka after being hired as the new TES assistant principal.

Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

A: Deciding to become a principal after a being a successful elementary classroom teacher.

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A: Work hard and be honest.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I love working in the education profession and knowing each day is going to be different with a whole new set of rewards, challenges and opportunities; I am an avid hunter and fisherman; and I saw Johnny Cash in concert when I was a child.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A farmer/rancher.

Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?

A: Montana.

Favorite things

Song: “Same Ol’ Me” by George Jones.

Color(s): Purple and silver.

Food: Steak.


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