Community Education Advisory Council

  • The WDMCS Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) is a volunteer group of citizens who identify community needs and find ways to meet those needs. CEAC members include representatives from school neighborhoods and community organizations in the West Des Moines Community School District. The CEAC meets monthly during the school year.

    Responsibilities of CEAC members:

    • Attend an orientation meeting (new members).
    • Attend a minimum of six CEAC meetings (September-May).
    • One year renewable term
    • Serve on a project committee and work cooperatively to achieve goals.
    • Serve as an advocate for WDMCS Community Education.
    • Share emerging community needs, ideas, and concerns that impact the quality of life in the community.
    • Maintain two-way sharing of information between the CEAC and represented group, as appropriate.
    • Review the budget and ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Members

    • Mandy Abbas 
      Indian Hills/Valley
    • Katie Asplund
      Westridge Elementary
    • Bobbie Bishop
      Valley Junction
    • Stephanie Corbett 
      West Des Moines Human Services
    • Jeremy Dyvig 
      Valley Community Center
    • Lisa Earles 
      Clive Community Services
    • Sue Fisher 
      Valley High School
    • Doug Harris 
      Clive Parks & Rec
    • Erica Hayen 
      Clive Learning Academy
    • Shirley Houghtaling 
      West Des Moines Library
    • Shahna Janssen 
      WDMCS CE Director
    • Graham Jones
      Hillside Principal
    • Jen Larson 
      Stilwell Junior High
    • Bruce Mankle 
      West Des Moines Parks & Rec
    • Joe McQuerry 
      Employee Family Resources
    • Andrea Piekarczyk 
      WDMCS CE Project Manager
    • Liza Rogers 
      Jordan Creek
    • Brad Rose 
      Valley Athletic Director
    • Tina Shaw 
      Department of Human Rights
    • Craig Weatherall 
      West Des Moines Police
    • Erica Weeklund 
      Stilwell/Valley High School
    • Karla Willis 
      Sacred Heart Hispanic Ministry
    • LeMar Yaeger 
      Youth Justice Initiative 
  • 2020-21 Meeting Schedule

    The CEAC meets monthly during the school year to work on identified community needs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings for the 2020-21 school year will be held virtually.

CEAC Meeting Schedule 2020-21
  • CEAC Needs Assessments

    The WDMCS Community Education Advisory Council conducts a comprehensive community needs assessment every five years. The needs assessment identifies strengths and concerns, which guide the work of the CEAC.

  • Work Cycle

    The WDMCS Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) operates on a five-year work cycle, beginning with a comprehensive community needs assessment. The CEAC analyzes the results of the needs assessment and develops project committees to address the prioritized needs. Projects will be completed in the next few years or transferred to Community Education staff or another appropriate organization for ongoing implementation. The CEAC will then re-assess community needs and start the process again.

    CEAC Work Cycle

Last Modified on May 28, 2021