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Phone: 515-281-5294 Fax: 515-242-5988

Office of the Director

Position Name Phone
Director Ann Lebo 515-281-3436
Executive Officer 1 Carol McMains 515-281-3436
General Counsel Thomas Mayes 515-281-8661

Office of Operations and Initiatives

Phone: 515-281-3436 Fax: 515-242-5988

Position Name Phone
Chief of Staff Shan Seivert 515-326-5595
Executive Officer 1 Carol McMains 515-281-3436
Attorney 2 Rachel Bosovich 515-242-5614
Legislative Liaison Renee Jerman 515-281-3399
Human Resources Professional Kayli Burkhart 515-281-3411
Administrative Consultant Mindi Nguyen 515-419-2876
Administrative Assistant 2 Cheryl Smith 515-281-5295
Receptionist Jordan Roseburrough 515-281-5296

Bureau of Communications and Information Services

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Heather Doe 515-281-7967
Consultant Lisa Albers 515-281-0972
Consultant James Flansburg 515-281-5795
Consultant Shaela Meister 515-281-5651
Information Specialist 2 Deborah Darge 515-242-6176
Information Specialist 2 Derek O'Riley 515-281-8278
Secretary 2 Vacant 515-281-3924

Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation

Position Name Phone 
Administrator Jeremy Varner 515-281-8260
Executive Officer 1 Alison Jepsen 515-281-8260

Bureau of Community Colleges

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Amy Gieseke 515-281-0319
Administrative Consultant Alex Harris 515-281-3640
Consultant Eric St Clair 515-326-0274
Consultant Paula Nissen 515-418-8273
Consultant Vladimir Bassis 515-281-3671
Consultant Joe Collins 515-725-0646
Consultant Kelly Friesleben 515-725-0046
Consultant Teresa Garcia 515-281-4723
Consultant Lisa Gard 515-418-3156
Consultant Elizabeth Johnson 515-971-0469
Consultant Dan Li 515-281-3503
Consultant Peggy Long 515-242-5036
Consultant Heather Meissen 515-725-2247
Consultant Chris Russell 515-725-2247
Consultant Mike Williams 515-725-2005

Bureau of Career and Technical Education

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Dennis Harden 515-281-4716
Administrative Consultant Jane Bradley 515-281-4707
Consultant Katy Blatnick-Gagne 515-281-8353
Consultant Monte Burroughs 515-725-2865
Consultant Michael Dommer 515-281-3516
Consultant Chris Dzurick 515-419-4792
Consultant Matthew Eddy 515-281-3080
Consultant Jeffrey Fletcher 515-321-7309
Consultant Cale Hutchings 515-281-0127
Consultant Justin Lewis 515-669-7007
Consultant Jennifer Rathje 515-326-5389
Consultant Jeanette Thomas 515-281-3636
Consultant Kristy Volesky 515-281-3615
Consultant Amy Vybiral 515-339-4520
Secretary 2 Rebecca Griglione 515-281-3317

Division of School Finance and Support Services

Position Name Phone
Administrator, CFO Earl Whipple 515-281-3968
Executive Officer 1 Sandra Harris 515-281-5293

Bureau of Accounting

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Mark Vandenberg 515-281-8471
Accountant 3 Kimberly Darr 515-281-3177
Accountant 2 Abdisamat Aden 515-281-4752
Accountant/Auditor 1 Mark Horan 515-281-3777
Accounting Technician 3 Amy Freeman 515-281-5315
Accounting Technician 2 Jenni Carrick 515-281-3127
Accounting Technician 2 Sandra Hockett 515-281-3905
Budget Analyst 3 Angela Curry 515-281-3947
Executive Officer 3 Angela James 515 281-3646
Executive Officer 1 Sara Gillen 515-281-3002
Purchasing Agent Myron Tidball 515-281-5592

Bureau of Information Technology Services

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief, CIO Bryan Bauer 515-725-2225
Administrative Consultant Carla Anders 515-725-0754
Information Technology Specialist 5 Ciji Alias 515-281-6376
Information Technology Specialist 5 Vasudha Paidi 515-242-6852
Information Technology Specialist 5 Todd Waddell 515-242-6878
Information Technology Specialist 4 David Canaday 515-281-3702
Information Technology Specialist 4 Richard Lehman 515-242-6468
Information Technology Specialist 4 Lloyd McGhee 515-281-8605
Information Technology Specialist 4 Swetha Kondreddy 515-281-3370
Information Technology Specialist 4 Vince Vos 515-281-3309
Information Technology Specialist 2 Justin Stott 515-281-3977

Bureau of School Business Operations

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Tom Cooley 515-725-1120
Consultant Kassandra Cline 515-281-4738
Consultant Jim Donoghue 515-281-8505
Consultant Janice Evans 515-281-4740
Consultant Denise Ragias 515-281-4741
Consultant Bill Roederer 515-281-7972
Executive Officer 1 (Transportation) Max Christensen 515-281-4749
District Mechanic Joseph Funk 515-669-4987
District Mechanic Tom Simpson 515-326-1022
District Mechanic Verlan Vos 515-669-4994
Clerk Specialist Mary Jo Clark 515-281-5812

Office of Learning and Results

Position Name Phone
Deputy Director Amy Williamson 515-281-3333
Executive Officer 1 Tana Mullen 515-281-3333
Administrative Consultant Steve Crew 515-326-1029
Administrative Consultant Barbara Guy 515-281-3527
Administrative Consultant Barbara Ohlund 515-681-2310
Education Program Consultant Meredith MacQuigg 515-494-5610
Secretary 2 Vacant 515-281-7144

Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Brad Niebling 515-326-2147
Administrative Consultant Kathy Bertsch 515-419-2444
Administrative Consultant Gwen Nagel 515-419-3275
Administrative Consultant Kimberly Villotti 515-725-0652
Administrative Consultant Vacant  
Consultant Amy Alfrey 515-326-0854
Consultant Leigh Bellville 515-689-3717
Consultant Tori Carsrud 515-577-7894
Consultant Kim Drew 515-281-5265
Consultant Scott Dryer 515-402-8700
Consultant Greg Feldmann 515-661-7067
Consultant Eric Gebhart 515-281-3021
Consultant Dee Gethmann 515-281-5502
Consultant MeLissa Lawson 515-979-6750
Consultant Betsy Lin 515-725-2039
Consultant Rosanne Malek 515-281-3199
Consultant April Pforts 515-314-6243
Consultant Tiffiny Poage 515-250-2685
Consultant Lora Rasey 515-725-0648
Consultant Marianne Rodrigues 515-326-2653
Consultant Melissa Schnurr 515-419-9471
Consultant Susan Selby 515-242-5295
Consultant Kate Small 515-418-2570
Consultant Amy Stegeman 515-725-2273
Consultant Qian Wang 515-322-7620
Secretary 2 Beth Buehler-Sapp 515-281-7143

Bureau of School Improvement

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Janell Brandhorst 515-281-3033
Administrative Consultant Larry Bice 515-725-0101
Administrative Consultant Eric Heitz 515-281-4726
Administrative Consultant Geri McMahon 515-281-3944
Administrative Consultant Tina Wahlert 515-326-0162
Consultant Jen Adams 515-418-1336
Consultant Jennifer Adkins 515-954-5652
Consultant Isbelia Arzola 515-326-5962
Consultant Robert Barleen 515-725-2866
Consultant Holly Barnes 515-669-8157
Consultant Mary Beilke 515-681-2303
Consultant Angela Bosworth-Cowman 515-281-7145
Consultant Janet Boyd 515-745-3385
Consultant Mary Breyfogle 515-326-1030
Consultant Buffy Campbell 515-954-8651
Consultant Courtney Clement 515-971-7687
Consultant Carolyn Cobb 515-402-2736
Consultant Destiny Eldridge 515-822-2554
Consultant Monica Garner 515-336-3281
Consultant Tim Glenn 515-281-3506
Consultant Connor Hood 515-326-5284
Consultant Vic Jaras 515-242-6354
Consultant John Lee 515-281-5733
Consultant Matt Ludwig 515-326-5333
Consultant Pam McDonnell 515-380-5115
Consultant Sara Nickel 515-281-3778
Consultant Marietta Rives 515-281-6038
Consultant Maryam Rod Szabo 515-360-7369
Consultant Pamela Spangler 515-281-3427
Consultant Stacie Stokes 515-238-5731
Consultant Emily Teeter 515-669-8622
Consultant Hannah Walsh 515-689-3108
Secretary 2 Ruth Jones 515-281-3170

Bureau of Information and Analysis Services

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Jay Pennington 515-326-1017
Administrative Consultant Tom Deeter 515-242-5616
Administrative Consultant Xiaoping Wang 515-242-5986
Consultant Xia Chen 515-725-2822
Consultant Jason Crowley 515-281-7509
Consultant Jennifer Denne 515-326-5332
Consultant Christi Donald 515-238-4715
Consultant Marlene Dorenkamp 515-281-5766
Consultant Margaret Hanson 515-281-3214
Consultant Gary Kirchhoff 515-281-6278;
Consultant Rachel Kruse 515-281-4153
Consultant Kerri Ladehoff 515-281-3805
Consultant Betsy Lundy 515-473-0573
Consultant Shelly Neese 515-281-3111
Consultant Terri Schuster 515-681-2492
Consultant Jennifer Schroeder-Thomas 515-725-2252
Consultant Becca Wemhoff 515-281-5471
Lead Data Warehouse Analyst Roger Petersen 515-326-1020
Data Warehouse Analyst Mike Comiskey 515-725-2077
Information Technology Specialist 5 Jean Alfred 515-725-1251
Information Technology Specialist 5 Alex Arockiasamy 515-281-7129
Information Technology Specialist 5 Kiran Ummadi 515-725-1299
Statistical Assistant Kevin Gilchrist 515-281-6292
Secretary 2 Jodi Bruce 515-281-3757

Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services

Position Name Phone
Bureau Chief Kala Shipley 515-281-4757
Administrative Consultant Barbara Anderson 515-725-2961
Administrative Consultant Patti Harding 515-281-4754
Administrative Consultant Melissa Walker 515-281-5327
Consultant Suzanne Secor Parker 515-281-3744
Consultant Kay Augustine 515-326-5620
Consultant Julie Breshears 515-829-2101
Consultant Shea Cook 515-326-1682
Consultant Christine Crow 515-330-8158
Consultant Stephanie Dross 515-281-4760
Consultant Jean Easley 515-360-5149
Consultant Sandra Fiegen 515-681-2302
Consultant Jaclyn Graves 515-681-2302
Consultant Robin Holz 515-281-3484
Consultant Nancy Hunt 515-326-1031
Consultant Lyn Jenkins 515-689-3607
Consultant Donna Matlock 515-661-7835
Consultant Deann Murphy 515-360-5238
Consultant Keerti Patel 515-681-2300
Consultant Melanie Reese 515-210-4208
Consultant Lisa Robinson 515-954-8047
Consultant Cheryl Tolley 515-681-2304
Consultant Wendy Trotter 515-725-0510
Consultant Sarah White 515-281-4032
Consultant Brenda Windmuller 515-681-5752
Information Technology Specialist 4 Ellen Miller 515-281-4542
Secretary 2 Amanda Speirs 515-281-5356

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