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teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning

Four student-centered questions guide our curriculum, assessment, instruction, extracurricular offerings and professional development to create a structure of support to promote each student’s success:

1. What do we want all students to learn?
2. How will we know when they have learned it?
3. What will we do when they have learned it?
4. What will we do when they have not learned it?

District Teaching & Learning News 
 Iowa School Report Card 

Data Dashboard — State Reports

Ames students shine on International Test

2016-17 Comprehensive Assessment Plan

District Essential Standards 

In the news: Professional Learning Communities

School Improvement Staff

 Program Directors


Mary Ann Love
Executive Assistant to Associate Superintendent
Fax: 515-268-6611

Dan Andrews
Data and Assessment Coordinator
Fax: 515-268-6611

Kari Smith
Teacher on Special Assignment
Math & Science
Fax: 515-268-6611

Lisa Clayberg
Teacher on Special Assignment
Teacher Leader Coordinator
Fax: 515-268-6611

Erin Miller
Teacher on Special Assignment
Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Counseling
Fax: 515-268-6611

Mary Morton
Teacher on Special Assignment
Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, PE, TTLs
Fax: 515-268-6611

Vonda Junck
Teacher on Special Assignment
Mentoring & Induction, World Languages, Career & Technical Education
Fax: 515-268-6611


Student Services
Anthony Jones , Director
Fax: 515-268-6633

Special Education
Darcy Cosens, Director
Fax: 515-268-6637

Extended Learning Programs
Nicole Kuhns, Director
Fax: 515-817-0637

Technology Services
Karl Hehr, Director

Homeschool Assistance Program
Kathy Geis
C: 515.291.9859


DSC_5999_ppMandy Ross, Ph.D.

Associate Superintendent

Ames Community School
District Educational
Services Center

2005 24th St.
Ames, IA 50014

Fax: 515-268-6611

  • Academic and student support programs
  • Professional development for educational staff
  • Compliance with local, federal and state student achievement data gathering and reporting
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