Principal's Page
Dear Durhamville Families,

My name is Jan Ahlsen and I am thrilled to become a member of the Durhamville Elementary School community as your Interim Principal.  I join you in wishing Mrs. Visalli all the best as she begins her retirement and I plan to do my best to fill her shoes until a new principal is able to take over. 

As for my background and experience, I was a teacher for many years at APW and in North Syracuse before becoming an elementary principal in the DeRuyter and ESM school districts. Since retiring as Director of ELA and Social Studies in North Syracuse, I have served as an interim elementary principal in both the Central Square and Chittenango Districts. 

Looking ahead, my first goal is to ensure a smooth transition into the new school year for teachers, staff, students and their parents.  The second is to provide a connection between Mrs. Visalli's legacy and the new principal. That being said, Mrs. Duncan and I are already working hard preparing for the start of school. 

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you and hope that as the summer unfolds you will stop in to say "Hello". 
Together we can make sure that the Durhamville students, teachers and staff have a great 2019-2020 school year from beginning to end. 

In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful summer! 


Jan Ahlsen

Interim Principal
Durhamville Elementary School

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