Kennedy Elementary School

A Message From the Principal

Allison DeGraaf


Hello, my name is Allison DeGraaf and I am the principal of this wonderful National Blue Ribbon School.  I have been in the Janesville School District for 25 years.  I have a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  I have two masters’ degrees from UW- Madison in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.  I was a Kindergarten teacher for 7 years in the school district of Janesville and a Reading Specialist for 12 years.  I have been at Kennedy since it opened in 1999.  In 2011 I was the Building Coordinator at Kennedy.

I have always enjoyed working with children and continue my love for children by spending time with my own family when I am not working at school.  My husband and I have four children (2 boys and 2 girls).  I am very honored to serve the students and families of Kennedy School as the building principal.  I look forward to a fantastic year of learning.