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Welcome to Richard O. Jacobson Elementary!


Photo of Principal Young running in a marathonMy name is Mark Young and I am excited and humbled to have been selected as the new principal here at Jacobson.  We serve over 400 students from pre-school through 6th grade and are proud of our diverse student body.  I grew up in North Iowa in a family where education was valued and learning was cherished.  Both my parents were educators and life-long learners, products of the great depression who believed that each of their three sons would grow up in a world better than the one that they experienced but who shared their beliefs in hard work, honestly and integrity.  Above all, they provided me with an abiding respect for all people, especially those who came from different backgrounds, culture and beliefs.   My wife Lorrie and I have been married 37 years and have raised 8 adult children and are starting over with two more children that have blessed our home.  I enjoy reading and baseball and, after rediscovering running at the age of 54, competing in races around the Midwest, completing seven marathons in the past three years.  If you would like to learn more about our school, please stop by and ask for me and we will talk about our school, our staff, and most importantly, our students.

     Principal Mark Young