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Teacher Leadership

201819TeacherLeadersTeacher Leaders work to increase learning for all students by strengthening teaching practices through job-embedded professional development.

Ames Community School District received a grant to launch its teacher leadership plan through Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. The system is designed to tap into the expertise of top teachers to improve classroom instruction, raise student achievement, attract and retain more effective teachers, and reward teachers for extra responsibilities. The 2015-16 school term was the inaugural year for the fully-funded and fully-staffed plan, however, Ames has long been ahead of the state’s education reform in providing instruction that meets students’ individual needs and in creating ways for teachers to collaborate. The grant gives the District more resources and opportunities to support its vision and goals.

 District Strategists

Vonda Junck

College & Career Strategist
Career & Technical Education
Mentoring & Induction

515-450-4344
Fax: 515-268-6611

Shaeley Santiago
English Language Learners

Cell : 231.2170
Fax: 515.268-6611

Nicole Kuhns
Extended Learning Program Strategist

Cell : 515.450.6292
Fax: 515-817-6611

Mary Morton
Learning and Leadership Strategist

Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, PE, TTLs

515-450-6741
Fax: 515-268-6611

Dan Andrews 
Data and Assessment Strategist

515-231-0745
Fax: 515-268-6611

Teacher Leaders : Learning Leads

Northwood

Johanna Hicks

Edwards

Karen Tungesvick

Fellows

 Austin Riedeman

Meeker

Karen Klotzbach

Mitchell

Kelsey Harris

Sawyer

 Katelin Trautmann

Ames Middle School

Sarah Davison (Technology)
Erik Ringsby
Breanna Van Dyke

Ames High School

MIchelle Fuqua
Melissa Carlson
Joe Doolittle (Technology)

Behavior Intervention Coaches

Audra Watson

 

Mentors & Model Teachers

 

Northwood

Alicia Ortner

Edwards

Terri Boeding-Lincoln
Laura Clausen

Fellows

Megan Larson
Colleen Hahn
Andrea Mattingly


Meeker

Kelly Morken
Kim Krantz 

Mitchell

Renee Ratliff
Charlyn Mason

Sawyer

Tabitha Wu
Kati Ploeger
Heather Briggs
Allison Fisher
Jessamy McKinney

Ames Middle School

Robert Alden
Lori McCasland
Brandon Smith
Andrew Koshatka
Tyler McCabe
Jenny Parsons
Lindsey Shaeffe

Ames High School

Vicki Hales
DeAnna Tibben
Melissa Allman

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