Academics

The WDMCS has long been known for offering a comprehensive education with variety, depth and rigor.

For example, our high school alone has more than 140 course offerings. From digital animation to advanced environmental sciences, the range of classes allows our students to discover and prepare for their life’s journey.

The opportunity to uncover talents and develop skills starts early. For instance, Spanish is offered to all students beginning in first grade. This focus on global education extends through high school, where Spanish, French, German, Latin, Chinese and Japanese language and cultural studies are offered – more foreign languages than nearly any other school in Iowa.

Music education also begins early. In addition to general music instruction, students may join orchestra as early as fourth grade and band as early as fifth. WDMCS is proud to have one of the state’s only Artful Learning schools, inspired by Leonard Bernstein, where academic learning is stimulated and deepened through the arts.

To learn more about our core academic curriculum, programs, and to view our reports, please see the links to the left.

Contact Us

Michelle Lettington
Associate Superintendent
515-633-5057

Brian Abeling
Director of Technology
515-633-5058

Sheri Ankeney
Executive Assistant
515-633-5064

Nathan Ballagh
Extended Learning Program
Westridge Principal
515-633-5400

Beth Brewer
Elementary Curriculum Director
515-633-5055

Kim Davis, Ed.D.
Homeless Liaison
District At-Risk Administrator
Walnut Creek Campus Principal
515-633-6480

Kristy Dietzenbach
Title I Coordinator
515-633-6732

Natalie French
English for Speakers of Other Languages Director
515-633-5173

Barb Goetschel
504 Services
Stilwell Junior High Assistant Principal
515-633-4500

Cindy Hinkle
Secretary
515-633-5067

Joseph Libby, Ed.D.
Executive Director
515-633-5174

Mitch Kuhnert
Counseling Facilitator
Valley Southwoods Principal
515-633-4650

Jackie Neuberger
Instructional Technology and Professional Development Specialist
515-633-5071

Shane Scott
Secondary Curriculum Director
515-633-5056

Mike Sherman
Data Management Director
515-633-5197

Marcia Sims
Secretary
515-633-5062

Susan Tiemens
Technology Specialist
515-633-5063

Tamara Tjeerdsma
Stretching Minds Program Coordinator
Jordan Creek and Westridge Assistant Principal
515-633-5200

TBD
Director of Special Education
515-633-5072

Click Here for a detailed list of the Teaching and Learnings department's curricular and program assignments.