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Director Buck announces members of new Council on Educator Development


Friday, August 30, 2013

Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 19 Iowans who will serve on a state council to study and recommend new statewide systems for evaluating Iowa teachers and school administrators.

The Council on Educator Development was established as part of House File 215, the landmark education reform bill adopted by Iowa lawmakers.

The council will meet for the first time on Oct. 4. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room B100 of the Grimes State Office Building. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information on state commissions and task forces established as part of 2013 legislation, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

Members of the Council on Educator Development are as follows:

  • Jon Sheldahl, Chief Administrator, Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Ottumwa
  • Tammy Wawro, President, Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines
  • Dana Schon, Professional Learning Director, School Administrators of Iowa, Clive
  • Stephen Miller, Employment Consultant, Iowa Association of School Boards, Des Moines
  • Bev Smith, Human Relations Director, Urban Education Network of Iowa, Waterloo
  • J. D. Cryer, Field Experience Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
  • Dave Versteeg, Superintendent, Montezuma Community School District, Montezuma
  • Jimmy Casas, Principal, Bettendorf Community School District, Bettendorf
  • Michelle Lettington, Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning, Waukee Community School District, Waukee
  • Carol Farver, Principal, Newton Community School District, Newton
  • Elaine Baughman, Special Education Teacher, Harlan Community School District, Harlan
  • Joel Illian, Special Education Teacher, Pekin Community School District, Packwood
  • Derek Schulte, Business Education Teacher, Southeast Polk Community School District, Pleasant Hill
  • Billy Strickler, Elementary Teacher, Fairfield Community School District, Fairfield
  • Byron Darnall, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Patty Link, Parent and State Director, Students First, Des Moines
  • Joanne Tubbs, Licensure Consultant, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines
  • Robin Trimble-White, Director of Teacher Education and Professor, Grand View University, Des Moines
  • Tom Buckmiller, Professor, Drake University, Des Moines

Non-Voting Members:

  • Herman Quirmbach, State Senator, Ames
  • Joni Ernst, State Senator, Red Oak
  • Ron Jorgensen, State Representative, Sioux City
  • Cindy Winckler, State Representative, Davenport
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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 22, 2017 at 11:40pm.