Shelley Bramschreiber, Associate Principal at Ottumwa High School, has been part of the Ottumwa community for over 30 years. However, she stated, “It has been a while since I have actively engaged in activities outside the school district.” As a participant in the 2021-2022 class of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy, Shelley wants to grow as an overall leader and support our community’s growth and overall health by finding new ways to get involved.
Bramschreiber graduated from Sidney High School in rural western Iowa. She then attended William Penn University, majoring in Secondary Math Education, and later received her Master of Arts degree from Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Administrative Leadership. Shelley taught secondary mathematics for 19 years, 14 of which were in the Ottumwa School District. She later served as a Mathematics Specialist at Great Prairie AEA and is now in her 9th year as an administrator for the Ottumwa Community School District.
Shelley has already seen her leadership skills grow from participating in the Ottumwa Leadership Academy in just a few short months. “My experience has just begun, and already I would say it is very beneficial. It has allowed me to reflect on the type of leader and my personal “why.” It has also already helped with connections to community businesses and organizations. It is good to know people to whom I can reach out when assistance is needed.”
Outside of work, Shelley and her husband, Brian, and have 2 sons and three grandchildren. They enjoy camping and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.