Welcome to Richard O. Jacobson Elementary!

     Sara Pralle-Keehn
     Richard O. Jacobson Principal
Education has always been my passion and I measure my own success by the success of my students and staff.  Currently in my 31st year in education, I started my career as a social studies and physical education teacher at CAL Community.  Upon receipt of my Master’s degree, I continued my career at Dows and Clarion-Goldfield as the Principal and Curriculum Coordinator.  Prior to coming to Belmond-Klemme I served as Superintendent/Elementary Principal of United Community Schools.
A graduate from LDF High School in Le Grand, Iowa, I received by B.S. from Central College.  After teaching for 16 yrs., I pursued my Master’s from Drake University and then my Ed. Specialist degree from Iowa State University. My husband, Mike, and I are residents of Latimer and have 6 girls, ranging in ages from 22-29.    We enjoy spending time with family and friends and golfing.
I am enjoying getting to know my students, staff and community here at B-K.  I continue to be overwhelmed by their support, encouragement, and positive attitude.

Contact: Sara Pralle-Keehn