Meet Our New Administrative Staff
There are some new faces and changes in ranks in the district’s administrative team this year that we are excited to introduce to you.
Paul Bobek, the district’s new chief financial officer, has served in a school financial leadership position for the past 19 years. He served as the Executive Director of Business Affairs for the Bettendorf Community School District from 1993-2002. He spent nine years as the executive director of administrative services for the Iowa City Community School District. Bobek has been an active member of the Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) as well as served on their board of directors.
Steph Wilson, curriculum director for PK-12 reading/language arts, social studies and fine arts, served as a curriculum facilitator for the Waukee School District. Prior to her time at Waukee, she served as director of educational services and director of teaching and learning for the Diocese of Des Moines. Stephanie began her career in education as a middle school language arts teacher at St. Theresa’s School in Des Moines.
Brian Vaughan, assistant principal at Jordan Creek and Westridge, spent last school year as the dean of students at Stowe Elementary in Des Moines after holding the same position at G.W. Carver in Des Moines. He started his career as a teacher at Bondurant-Farrar and Johnston Community Schools.
There has also been movement among current administrators as Graham Jones was named principal at Jordan Creek. He began his career in the WDMCS as a sixth grade teacher at Western Hills Elementary before taking the same position at Jordan Creek. In the fall of 2008, he was named the assistant principal at Jordan Creek and Westridge. For the last two years, he has been serving as a director of curriculum and assistant principal at Jordan Creek.
Mitch Kuhnert, former assistant principal at Stilwell, was named interim principal at Valley Southwoods. He began his career in education as a mathematics teacher at Platteville High School in Platteville, Wis. He started working for the WDMCS in 2006 as assistant principal at Stilwell.
Veteran educator Bob Woodard has taken over Kuhnert’s position at Stilwell for the 2012-13 school year. He spent 35 years in education, starting as a teacher and coach in Alta, Iowa. After four years, he served as a teacher and coach in Sheldon, Iowa. He later went to Central Dallas/Dallas Center Grimes where he was a guidance counselor and then the 7-12 principal. He then came to the WDMCS as assistant principal at Stilwell. He held this position for 12 years before retiring in 2001.