Jeremy McDonnell

Phone: 913-780-7530


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I am very proud and excited to begin my first year as principal at Mahaffie Elementary. While we will have plenty of time to build relationships and get to know one another, I will share a bit of my personal and professional background information. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Ottawa University, and my Master’s Degree from Baker University. This year marks my 22nd year in education, and my eighth year in administration. I have had the honor of serving as principal at two schools (Comanche Elementary and Westridge Middle School) in my previous assignments and have truly enjoyed these opportunities. Prior to being a principal, I was an associate principal, a fourth grade teacher, and a sixth grade teacher. My wife, Alicia, and I have been married for 20 years, and we have four amazing children. Outside of school, we love cheering on the Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks. I very much look forward to learning more about our families’ and students’ stories that have shaped their lived experiences and being a part of the Olathe and Mahaffie community. 

Go Knights!