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310 E 23rd St S
Newton, IA 50208


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Get to Know Aurora Heights' Principal, Jolene Comer...

I’m extremely excited to be the principal at Aurora Heights Elementary! I’ve had the privilege of being a principal in Newton for 15 years and am proud to be a Cardinal! I look forward to working with you to support your child in having a wonderful school year.


Married to Chad and have two boys, Brady & Ethan, and one dog, Sophie


Traveling, reading, playing card/board games, baking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends

Educational Background

  • Wichita State University
  • Wichita, Kansas
    • Master in Educational Leadership
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education 

Work History

  • 2022 - Present:  Aurora Heights Elementary Principal
  • 2016 - 2022:  Emerson Hough Elementary Principal
  • 2010 - 2016: Berg Elementary Principal
  • 2008 - 2010:  Emerson Hough Elementary Principal
  • 2005 - 2008:  Lynnville - Sully Elementary & Middle School Principal
  • 1998 - 2005:  Elementary Teacher & Instructional Coach, Wichita, Kansas 
Jolene Comer

Jolene Comer
Administration - Principal


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