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Teacher Leadership and Compensation Task Force

This task force will develop recommendations for a new teacher leadership and compensation system that addresses the following:

  • Duties and responsibilities of apprentice, career, mentor, and master teachers
  • The use of retired teachers as mentors
  • Strategic use of finite resources
  • A mechanism to substantially increase the average salary of teachers who take on leadership roles
  • Implementation of the recommendations in Iowa’s public schools

The task force also will propose a peer coaching pilot project. The group’s proposals must be submitted to the State Board of Education, the Governor, and the Legislature by October 15.

A Wiki has been created for the task force to share resources, documents, and thinking related to the topic of teacher leadership and compensation. The Wiki can be viewed here:

Meeting Dates, Agendas, & Notes

All meetings will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grimes State Office Building unless otherwise noted.




Task Force Lead: Ryan Wise, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines

  • Teresa Bellinghausen, Heartland Area Education Agency, Johnston
  • Molly Boyle, Waukee Community School District/2011 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Waukee
  • Mary Jane Cobb, Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines
  • Tom Downs, Iowa Association of School Boards, Des Moines
  • Jessica Gogerty, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
  • Jodie Graham, Ankeny Community School District, Ankeny
  • Justin Gross, Nevada Community School District, Nevada
  • Julie Heller, Davenport Community Schools, Davenport
  • Kent Henning, Grand View University, Des Moines
  • Angie Jandrey, Mount Pleasant Community School District, Mount Pleasant
  • Ann Lebo, English Instructor, Grundy Center High School and Hawkeye Community College
  • Duane Magee, Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines
  • Kent Mick, Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne Community School District, Corwith
  • Diane Pratt, Fort Dodge Community School District, Fort Dodge
  • Dan Smith, School Administrators of Iowa, Des Moines
  • David Stoakes, Cedar Falls Community School District (retired), Cedar Falls
  • Denny Wulf, Norwalk Community School District, Norwalk
  • Don Zuck, Ankeny Economic Development Corp., Ankeny
  • Paul Gausman, Sioux City Community School District, Sioux City
  • Connie Boesen, Des Moines Public Schools Board of Directors, Des Moines
  • Carl Smith, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Mike Cormack, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Isaiah McGee, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Mike May, State Board of Education, Spirit Lake


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 25, 2020 at 2:46pm.