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January 21, 2022 | Omaha native and award-winning educator Dr. Jay Dostal named next Principal of Westside High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2022

Omaha native and award-winning educator Dr. Jay Dostal named next Principal of Westside High School.

Dr. Jay Dostal

Westside Community Schools announced Friday that Dr. Jay Dostal, currently Principal at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has accepted the position of Principal at Westside High School. Dostal, a 1996 Westside graduate, also served at Kearney High School, Millard North High School, and Millard West High School before moving to Arkansas. During his career, Dr. Dostal has been named Principal of the Year in both Arkansas and Nebraska. We are confident Dr. Dostal will bring great leadership, perspective and vision to Westside High School, continuing our pursuit of excellence for all of our students and staff.

Westside had an exceptional panel of finalists for this position, all embodying the high standards and qualities we were looking for in a candidate. These finalists took part in extensive interviews January 19 with high school students, teachers and staff, building and district level administrators and Board of Education members. 

Dr. Dostal will officially begin at Westside on July 1. We will share upcoming community visits with Dr. Dostal throughout this Spring and early Summer before he officially begins his position with Westside. Currently Westside High School Principal Jay Opperman is retiring at the conclusion of this school year.

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Please contact Westside Director of Communications & Engagement Brandi Paul with additional questions; paul.brandi@westside66.net.