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October 26, 2022

Get to Know Anthony Jahr

The Ames Community School District is featuring our amazing Principals and Associate Principals during National Principals Month. Get to know Anthony Jahr, an Associate Principal at Ames High School. This is Jahr’s first year with the school district and he became an associate principal because he wants to be a resource for students and teachers.

“I want students to gain as much as they can out of high school before they move on to the next chapter of their life,” Jahr said. “For our staff I want to be a strong support network that also helps them with whatever they need to grow our students and prepare them for what is next.”

He received his undergraduate degree in biology/science education from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.  He then started teaching high school science at Centerville High school and then BCLUW High School. Jahr obtained his Masters in Educational Leadership at UNI in 2020 and accepted his first admin job at South Tama County High School where he was the High School Assistant Principal/Activities Director for two years.

His favorite activity when he was the age of the students in Ames High School was being involved in sports. Jahr was involved in football, wrestling, baseball, and track and field. Something students might not know about him is that he was a student-athlete at Culver-Stockton. Additionally, Jahr used to hold the Wildcats’ record in the shot put throw with a distance of 44 feet, 9 inches, which he accomplished at the 2008 HAAC Championships. He is still the current record holder at Culver-Stockton College in the Hammer Throw.

Jahr loves the pizza AHS currently serves and would rather watch a movie than read a book. If he has an hour of free time, he would like to spend it with his family. 

“My wife Amanda and I have two young children Asher and Allie, and I love every moment that I get to spend with them right now,” he said.

Jahr’s favorite way to form a connection with students is by showing up.

“My favorite way to build a connection is by being visible,” he said. “Whether it is at after school events or during the day.  Knowing what is going on in our student lives makes a large impact in them knowing that you care about them and what they are doing.”

Thank you, Associate Principal Jahr!