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Aaron Pals
Aaron Pals
Elementary/Middle School Principal
Phone: 515-777-3977
Groups: Administration,Middle School,Elementary

Your position: 

Elementary and Middle School Principal

Testimony of salvation: 

While exposed to the Gospel at an early age, I did not come to a saving knowledge of Jesus and His work on the cross until the age of 26. During a series in 1 John titled "Faith's Paternity Test",  my pastor detailed the major indicators of a true child of God. It was then that I saw the truth that there is no action of mine that had or ever will have any saving power. I am utterly grateful for what God's love, displayed in Jesus, provided for me. I know that because of Jesus' atoning work on the cross, my sins are forgiven and I have a relationship with the Creator of the universe.

Church and where you serve in the church:

I am a member at Soteria in West Des Moines and serve as a deacon and as a growth group leader. 

College/Degree: 

Upper Iowa University, BA -Elementary Education with a K-6 Classroom and K-8 Reading Endorsement

Morningside University, MAT -Special Education with a K-12 Endorsement in Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities

Iowa State University, M.Ed -School Administration with PreK-12 Principal and Special Education Supervisor licenses.

Family: 

My wife's name is Laura and we have been married for 12 years. I have one son, Cohen, who will be going into 3rd grade this year. Ellie, my daughter, will going into Kindergarten. 

Things you enjoy doing when you're not at work: 

Spending time with my family at home, watching shows with my wife after the kids are in bed, cheering for Iowa State, and doing anything that involves soccer!

What year did you start your job at Grand View? 

2019

Why did you want to be a part of this school?

I graduated from Grand View and am thankful for the enormous impact the organization had and is having in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that kind of impact in the lives of our students. I am excited to watch the talented, caring teachers here at Grad View use Scripture and a Biblical worldview to assist our students in their academic and spiritual development.