Teacher Leader Opportunities

  • Whether it is in the arts, athletics, business, or education, coaches help enhance skills, build expertise, and nurture great performances.  Research shows that the greatest impact on student learning in school is the classroom teacher.  The West Des Moines Community Schools teacher leaders empower classroom teachers to enhance their professional practice.  In the end, this means helping every child in the classroom achieve even more.

    WDMCS offers many opportunities for professional development and leadership training. Please review the following teacher leader opportunities, which are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Building Equity Lead

  • Building Leadership Team (6/bldg)

  • Demonstration Teacher Coordinator

  • Demonstration Teacher

  • District Leadership Team

  • Elementary Curriculum Lead

  • Elementary Instructional Coach

  • K-12/7-12 Curriculum Lead

  • Learning Supports/Family Engagement Coordinator

  • Mentor Teacher

  • Mentor Teacher Coordinator

  • MTSS Coordinator

  • Online Learning Coordinator

  • Project-Based Learning Network (formerly New Tech) Professional Learning Development Coach

  • Secondary Instructional Coach

  • Special Education Instructional Coach-Elementary

  • Special Education Instructional Coach-Secondary

  • Thought Partner Community Outreach Coordinator NT

  • Human Resources Leadership

    Josie Lewis
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    515-633-5037

    Megan Thole
    Human Resources Director
    515-633-5036

    Who to Contact

    Certified Staff, Negotiations, Investigations
    Josie Lewis
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    515-633-5037

    Classified Staff, Title IX, Evaluations
    Megan Thole
    Human Resources Director
    515-633-5036

    Employment Verification, Salary and Wages and Early Retirement
    Alex Koenen
    Salary Specialist
    515-633-5034

    Leaves of Absence (FMLA & non-FMLA), Absence Management (Aesop), Substitute Information
    Jackie Armstrong
    Secretary
    515-633-5031

    Online Staff PD (Vector Solutions & AEA), Coursework Credit/Reimbursement, Background Checks
    Sandy Donielson
    Secretary
    515-633-5030

    Worker’s Compensation, Student Teacher Placement and Certified Evaluations (Professional Growth Model)
    Carol Rushing
    Executive Assistant/SAM
    515-633-5033

Last Modified on July 16, 2021