March 17, 2023
The Wentzville School District Board of Education approved hiring Dr. Dannah Steele as the principal of Green Tree Elementary, effective July 1, 2023.
Dr. Steele currently serves as the principal of Delores Moye Elementary in the O’Fallon District 90 in O’Fallon, Ill, where she also acts as the District Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coordinator. Prior to that, she served as a principal in the Hazelwood School District. She has seven years of administrative experience in the O’Fallon, Hazelwood, and Normandy school districts combined. She has also previously been a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant principal.
She prioritizes family engagement; she has led a trauma-informed schools initiative and has a track record of improving student achievement and attendance.
"I am proud and honored to join such an incredible team of educators who place students at the forefront of everything they do,” said Dr. Steele. “I am excited to combine my experience, child-centered approach, and love for learning to support the Green Tree community.”
She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and an education specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of Arkansas, a master’s in educational leadership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a bachelor's in elementary education from St. Louis University.