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Iowa’s model of accreditation and school improvement utilizes state and federal law and rule to position the Iowa Department of Education (Department), area education agencies (AEAs), local education agencies (LEAs) and other agencies and programs to engage in continuous improvement. Differentiated Accountability is the process developed in 2015-2016 to move schools and districts further in improvement efforts. For more information, see the Differentiated Accountability (DA) System webpage.
The School Improvement Team assists accredited districts, accredited nonpublic schools and AEAs with school improvement efforts and accreditation standards.
The following tables show the team member's monitoring assignments for schools and districts within an AEA and for specific topics. Contact the team member assigned to the AEA or specific topic with questions.
|Janet Boyd||515-745-3385||Green Hills AEA and Davenport CSD|
|Buffy Campbell||515-954-8651||Keystone AEA|
|Eric Heitz||515-326-1018||Heartland AEA|
|Dennis McClain||515-822-2554||Central Rivers AEA|
|Sara Nickel||515-971-7558||Great Prairie AEA|
|Marietta Rives||515-360-5131||Grant Wood AEA and Mississippi Bend AEA (except Davenport CSD)|
|Pam Spangler||515-229-6425||Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA|
Specific Topic Assignments
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
General Number: 515-281-8402
Fax Number: 515-242-5988
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Except State Holidays)
Chief, Bureau of School Improvement