Members

David BrownDavid J. Brown, President

5870 Highland Circle
West Des Moines, 50266
Phone (515) 267-8283
Email djbrown2@mac.com

David 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 graduate of Valley; Keegan is a 2012 graduate; and Chase is a ninth grader at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. 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.

Elected: September 2011
Term Expires: September 2015

Andi LipmanAndi Lipman, Vice President

316 46th Place
West Des Moines, IA
Phone (515) 221-2532
Email andilipman@gmail.com

Andi is an attorney in West Des Moines. She is a graduate of Valley High School. Andi holds a bachelor of science honors degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. Andi and her husband, Jeff, have four children: Arielle is a 2010 graduate of Valley High School; Dani is a senior at Valley; Meier is a sophomore at Valley; and Asher is a fourth grader at Western Hills Elementary. Andi has served as Western Hills PTA president and Valley PTO volunteer coordinator. She also served on the district boundary committee, school improvement team and School Community Network.

Elected: September 2011
Term Expires: September 2015

Elizabeth BrennanElizabeth Brennan

804 38th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone (515) 222-6920
Email ejcb@me.com

Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth and her husband, Scott, have two children: Lexi is a ’14 graduate of Valley High School and Joe is a junior at Valley.

Elected: September 2009
Term Expires: September 2017

Kevin CarrollDr. Kevin Carroll

313 31st Street
West Des Moines, 50265
Phone (515) 440-0665
Email kevinpcarroll@hotmail.com

Kevin is executive director of behavioral health services for Iowa Health-Des Moines. He is a graduate of Valley High School. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Central College, a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of New Hampshire and a doctorate in educational leadership from Drake University. He and his wife, Julie, a teacher at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, have two children: Emily is a sophomore at Valley High School and Luke is a sixth grader at Fairmeadows Elementary. Kevin has served on the district’s boundary, start/end times, staff recognition and Building a Learning Community committees.

Elected: September 2011
Term Expires: September 2015

Milton ColeH. Milton Cole-Duvall

2001 S. 40th Court
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone (515) 457-7679
Email miltoncoleduvall@mchsi.com

Milton, an Episcopal Priest, assists his wife, The Reverend Mary Cole-Duvall, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in West Des Moines. Milton and Mary have three children: George is a graduate of Valley High School; Leah is in junior at Valley; and Mary-Scout is a sophomore at Valley. Milton grew up in Virginia and has undergraduate studies at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and also Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Milton has graduate degrees in early childhood and elementary education from The University of The District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.; a master’s of divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York City and additional studies in higher education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He and his family moved to the district in 2005. In 2006, Milton was appointed to the Persons With Disabilities Commission by Governor Tom Vilsack.

Elected: September 2007
Term Expires: September 2015

greensponTali Greenspon

5730 Red Bud Way
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Phone (515) 225-9449
Email taligreenspon@gmail.com

Tali works full time as an account executive at Competitive Edge, Inc.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in marketing from Drake University.

Tali and her husband, David, have three children.  Ellie is a sixth grader at Jordan Creek Elementary. Their twin boys, Daniel and Jonathan, are in preschool. Tali actively supports numerous community and charitable organizations.

Elected: September 2013
Term Expires: September 2017

pooleDr. Vicky Poole

12844 Clark Street
Clive, Iowa 50325
Phone (515) 240-2707
Email vickypoole.wdm@gmail.com

Vicky retired from the WDMCS where she served as principal of Valley High School (2000–2011) and as associate principal (1996–2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree in counseling education from Northwest Missouri State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Drake University. She enjoyed many years of teaching chemistry and physics and serving as counselor to thousands of students.  Vicky and her husband, Jim (deceased), have two adult children: Jodi (Matthew) Bybee and Dr. James (Meredith) Poole and six grandchildren. Vicky served on a wide variety of school district committees during her tenure. Her community experience includes Clive Board of Adjustment, Clive Public Art Advisory Commission, Clive Citizen Review Committee, Simpson College Education Advisory, Hy-Vee Education Foundation Scholarship Adjudicator, West Des Moines Leadership Academy Board.

Elected: September 2013
Term Expires: September 2017