The Iowa Association of School Boards has designated May as School Board Recognition Month. As citizen leaders, College Community board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Iowa citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of our children.
“I am grateful and amazed at the support and dedication our school board members have for the College Community School District,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Doug Wheeler. “Their commitment to serving the needs of our students, staff and community is unwavering, especially in this unique COVID-19 crisis.”
The seven members of the College Community School District Board of Education establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. To accomplish these goals, board members contribute thousands of hours each year leading their districts. Whether it be crafting policies, hiring administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or advocating with legislators, board members always keep their eyes on the goal of student achievement.
The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend leading in their districts. They are continuous learners so they can keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership, they are deeply involved in community and school activities, and they create, read and study countless reports, agendas, proposals and other information to guide difficult decisions.
Join our school community as we recognize the following board members for their contributions and year-round commitment to improving student achievement and doing what is best for all Prairie students.
Serving on the College Community School District Board
Randy Bauer (District #3), Angela Ehle (District #4), Todd Hahlen (District #5), Jim Hodina (At-Large), Greg Kelsey (District #1), Dawn Kousheh (At-Large) and Jed Peterson (District #2).