DDOA Welcomes a New Principal for 2022-23!

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Shawna Myers has been appointed to be the new Principal of David Douglas Online Academy (DDOA), effective July 1. She replaces founding Principal Linda Vancil, who is retiring.

Shawna joined David Douglas in 2003 as a school counselor at David Douglas High School. In 2016, she was named the Chair of the DDHS Counseling Department and served in that role until 2021-22 when she was selected to be the counselor for the DDOA.

“During the entire interview and screening process, her excitement to grow a program that offers other options for kids, her passion to serve, and her commitment to equity shined,” said Superintendent Ken Richardson. “We are very excited about the leadership Shawna will bring that will continue to grow the great work being done in our David Douglas Online Academy.”

You are invited to virtually meet your student’s next school principal! DDOA is hosting a virtual Meet and Greet with next year’s new Principal, Shawna Myers. We will be joined by current Principal Linda Vancil, along with a member of the David Douglas District leadership team for an informal question and answer session.

This virtual Meet and Greet will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The link has been mailed to DDOA families.

Spanish & Somali Interpreters will be available. 

This is your opportunity to not only ask questions of our incoming principal, but to hear their goals and aspirations for our students, and also to thank Principal Vancil for her years of service to our children.

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you!