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We put students first by supporting teachers and staff as they meet the needs of all students. Ames Schools guide students to be actively engaged in discovering their own knowledge through each stage of learning. By collaborating and sharing with their peers, our students experience learning that is authentic and challenging. They develop processes that allow them to problem-solve, reflect on and adjust their thinking, and use prior knowledge to construct new learning. 

The State of Iowa has changed the requirements for substitute teacher authorization. The new law now allows anyone who has completed an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution to be able to substitute teach. 

Applicants must also complete a substitute authorization course by registering through the AEA online system. Contact the Human Resources office for more information.

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The application process will prompt you to attach certain documents required for the position for which you’re applying. 

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District Non-Discrimination Statement

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. Any person inquiring about or seeking assistance with the District’s compliance with laws prohibiting discrimination in employment  may contact Director of Human Resources Kristin Johnson, who has been designated as the coordinator of the District’s efforts to comply with these regulations. | District Offices | 2005 24th St.  Ames, IA 50010 | 515-268-6610. Complaints can also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121, or Region VII Office for Civil Rights, Citigroup Center 500 W.Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544.

 Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

Director of Human Resources

Ames Community School District Educational
Services Center

2005 24th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Fax: 515-268-6633

Human Resources Staff 

Mary Sailor 
Administrative Assistant 
Fax: 515-268-6633

Sharday Grove 
HR Generalist 
Fax: 515-268-6633

Kathi Steenhagen
Insurance Coordinator 
Fax: 515-268-6634




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