September 6, 2017
Dear Families of Patriot Elementary - Badger Clark Wing,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Troy Volesky and I am excited to be able to serve you as principal of Badger Clark Elementary. I wanted to take just take a minute and introduce myself to you. I have had the opportunity to live in many places in our state of South Dakota. I grew up in Pierre, Rapid City, and Huron S.D. After graduating from high school I attended South Dakota State University in Brookings and then transferred to Dakota State University in Madison to complete my degree in elementary education and special education. When my degree was complete, I became an instructor in an adult services center. At the end of that time, I became a teacher in the public school setting in eastern South Dakota for a year and then moved to Rapid City and was a teacher, Principal, and Director of Special Education for the last 20 years for the Rapid City Area Schools District.
In my short time with Douglas School District, I am amazed with the passion and expertise we have in our professional staff and the resources in our district to meet the needs of all students. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the school community of Douglas and appreciate the openness and welcome attitudes of all in the school district. If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to call.
Patriot Elementary - Badger Clark Wing Principal