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Archive for November, 2012

Instructional coaches work to nurture great performances

WDMCS Instructional Coach Jenni Freeman (left) works with fifth grade teacher Skye Wakefield.

When Western Hills teacher Leslie Welter was looking for a different way to teach math in her first grade classroom, she decided to get a coach.

She wasn’t looking for someone to explain baseball statistics, she wanted an instructional coach. (more…)

Topics: Education

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Ansingh Thanks Community for Hillside Assistance

The following was submitted to the Des Moines Register from WDMCS Superintendent Dr. Peter Ansingh.

Dear Editor:

As superintendent of the West Des Moines Community Schools, I am proud that the word “community” is part of our name. It is a reflection of how the citizens of our district come together to support our children.

A recent example of this was the outpouring of offers this summer from individuals, businesses and organizations to assist when we were looking to temporarily relocate the students of Hillside Elementary. (more…)

Topics: Superintendent, Uncategorized

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