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Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

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Department of Education Personnel Directories

Office of the Director

Position Personnel Phone
Director Chad Aldis 515-281-3436
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer Mark Ford 515-669-1157
General Counsel Thomas Mayes 515-281-8661

Operations and Initiatives

Position Personnel Phone
Deputy Director/Chief of Staff Shanlyn Seivert 515-326-5595
Attorney (Special Education) Rachel Bosovich 515-238-4179
Legislative Liaison Eric St Clair 515-326-0274
Chief, Bureau of Communications and Information Services Heather Doe 515-281-7967
Chief, Bureau of Early Childhood Kimberly Villotti 515-339-5519

Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation

Position Personnel Phone
Division Administrator Jeremy Varner 515-281-8260
Chief, Bureau of Community Colleges Amy Gieseke 515-858-2234
Chief, Bureau of Career and Technical Education Dennis Harden 515-314-7852

Finance and Administrative Support Services

Position Personnel Phone
Division Administrator Earl Whipple 515-250-3728
Chief, Bureau of Information Technology Services Bryan Bauer 515-326-0263
Chief, Bureau of School Business Operations Kassandra Cline 515-326-2242
Chief, Bureau of Information and Analysis Services Jay Pennington 515-326-1017

Learning and Results

Position Personnel Phone
Division Administrator Kim Buryanek 515-281-3333
Chief, Bureau of School Improvement Tina Wahlert 515-326-0162
Chief, Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports Tom Wood 515-326-2147
Chief, Bureau of Federal Programs Jillian Dotson 515-979-7237
Chief, Bureau of Student and Family Special Education Services Barbara Guy 515-689-4073
Chief, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services Kala Shipley 515-681-2307