Human Resources

The Human Resources department oversees one of our district’s greatest resources – our employees. The department strives to provide our students and parents with a talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated workforce by:

  • Reaching out locally and nationally to recruit quality and diverse staff members.
  • Supporting professional development and training,
  • Fostering an engaging and caring work environment.

The department supports more than 1,600 employees, substitutes, and our retiree recognition program.

WDMCS also love to have fun, as demonstrated in this flash mob video!

The West Des Moines Community Schools is dedicated to employing talented, caring teachers who are committed to their profession. The state has minimum qualifications for teaching in Iowa, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, completion of an approved teacher preparation program, and more. The federal government defines a “highly qualified” teacher as a teacher that meets Iowa’s qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level or subject area in which the teacher is providing instruction.