Skip to main content
Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know


Need help?

Teacher, educator or coaching licensure (renewals, endorsements, extensions, background checks and fingerprinting)

OWI/DUI/DWI Assistance

Parent, Guardian and Community Concerns

Other questions, comments or concerns


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

View Larger Map

Department of Education Personnel Directories


Position Personnel Phone
Director McKenzie Snow 515-281-3436
Chief Financial Officer Earl Whipple 515-250-3728
Chief, Bureau of Information Technology Bryan Bauer 515-326-0263
Chief, Bureau of School Business Operations Kassandra Cline 515-326-2242
Chief Operating Officer    
Deputy Director/Chief of Staff Shanlyn Seivert 515-326-5595
General Counsel Thomas Mayes 515-281-8661
Legislative Liaison Eric St Clair 515-326-0274
Chief, Bureau of Communications Heather Doe 515-281-7967
Chief, Bureau of Early Childhood Kimberly Villotti 515-339-5519
Chief, Bureau of Iowa College Aid    
Chief, Bureau of Community College and Postsecondary Readiness Jeremy Varner 515-281-8260
Executive Director, Educational Examiners Mike Cavin 515-281-4810
, Innovation Division Jeff Weld 515-238-6780
Administrator, PK-12 Learning Division Kim Buryanek 515-281-3333
Attorney (Special Education) Rachel Bosovich 515-238-4179
Chief, Bureau of Early Childhood Kimberly Villotti 515-339-5519
Chief, Bureau of Information and Analysis Services Jay Pennington 515-326-1017
Chief, Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports Tom Wood 515-326-2147
Chief, Bureau of School Improvement Tina Wahlert 515-326-0162
Chief, Bureau of Federal Programs Jillian Dotson 515-979-7237
Chief, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services Kala Shipley 515-681-2307
Chief, Bureau of Student and Family Special Education Services Barbara Guy 515-689-4073