Brennan, Brown to Lead School Board

The WDMCS Board of Education elected Elizabeth Brennan as its president and David Brown as its vice president on Sept. 23.

Elizabeth BrennanBrennan was re-elected to a second term as board member during the Sept. 10 school board elections. This is also her second term as president. She is a preschool teacher at Montessori Children’s House in West Des Moines. She graduated from Valley High School and St. Olaf College. She earned her elementary teaching degree, with an English as a Second Language endorsement, from the University of Iowa and her International Diploma in Early Childhood Montessori teaching from the Montessori Centre International in London. Brennan and her husband, Scott, have two children: Lexi is a senior at Valley and Joe is a sophomore at Valley.

David BrownDavid is vice president of compliance at Principal Financial Group. He is a graduate of Valley High School. David holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Ross is a 2010 Valley graduate and a student at Dartmouth College; Keegan is a 2012 Valley graduate and a student at the University of Utah; and Chase is an eighth grader at Indian Hills. David has served on the board of directors of Youth Emergency Services & Shelter and on the board of directors of Hospice of Central Iowa. He is also a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Meeting agendas and full minutes are available on the district website:

www.wdmcs.org/district/our-school-board/meetings

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