Administration

A head shot of David Maxwell.David Maxwell, Principal

With Valley High School since 2005

Experience

  • 1994-2002: Language Arts and African-American Studies Teacher — Lincoln High School
  • 2002-2005: Dean of Students — Hoover High School
  • 2005-2018: Associate Principal — Valley High School

Maxwell loves working with students and families to assist students to expect and have a successful educational experience.

Education

  • University of Iowa: bachelor’s degree, English
  • Iowa State University: master’s degree, educational leadership

A head shot of Jill Bryson.Jill Bryson, Associate Principal

With Valley High School since 2018

Experience

  • 2011-13: Coordinator of Alternative Education — Lewis Central High School
  • 2013-16: Assistant Principal — Wilson Middle School
  • 2016-18: Principal — Oak Park Elementary School

Bryson began her career in the health sciences and soon found she loved working with students. She started teaching science and math in 2003 with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia. After moving back to the Midwest, she was a high school science educator at Woodward-Granger.

Education

  • Coe College: bachelor’s degree, psychobiology and athletic training
  • Georgia State University: master’s degree, sports medicine—athletic training
  • University of Iowa: master’s degree, educational leadership and policy studies

2019-20 Administrator Head Shot for Shannon Campbell.Shannon Campbell, Associate Principal

With Valley High School since 2019

Experience

  • 17-19: Seventh-Grade Language Arts Teacher — South Middle School
  • 13-17: Fifth-Grade Teacher — Maple Grove Elementary

Campbell was a full-time mom, school volunteer, and PTO chairperson when her passion for education and student advocacy led her to pursue a career in teaching.  She believes that every student has the right to a quality education through both academic and extra-curricular experiences.

At VHS, Campbell oversees clubs and activities, as well as the Language Arts, Art, Music and ESOL departments.  She also plans and coordinates all events and gatherings celebrating school/student achievement and curriculum.   

Education

  • Upper Iowa University: bachelor’s degree, elementary education
  • Drake University: master’s degree, educational leadership

A head shot of Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D.

Jeffry Grassmeyer, Ph.D., Associate Principal

With Valley High School since 2018

Experience

  • 2011-14: Mathematics Interventionist — Waukee High School
  • 2014-18: Mathematics Curriculum Lead and Mathematics Teacher — Waukee High School

Grassmeyer competed in Track and Field and Cross Country at Drake University and later coached both Track and Field and Cross Country for eight years while teaching at Waukee. He believes the essential components of an effective educational program include an emphasis on relationships, mindset, and extracurricular participation as well as a focus on lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Education

  • Drake University: bachelor’s degree, secondary mathematics education and secondary teacher education
  • Drake University: master’s degree, education leadership
  • Drake University: doctoral degree, education

2019-20 Administrator Head Shot for Josh Griffith.Josh Griffith, Associate Principal

With Valley High School since 2019

Experience

  • 2013-19: Vice Principal — Callanan Middle School
  • 2011-13: Principal — Collins-Maxwell School District
  • 2003-08: Math Teacher and Soccer Coach — Hoover High School

Griffith was born into a family full of educators and found his passion for education while coaching a soccer team at the age of 18.  Since that time he has developed a mission to unleash the full potential of every learner. This mission drives all of the work he does each and every day.

Griffith serves as Valley’s Project-Based Learning Network director and oversees Business, Engineering Technology, the Extended Learning Program, Physical Education, and Science.  Students and families interested in the PBLN pathway can contact him at griffithj@wdmcs.org.

Education

  • Drake University: bachelor’s degree, education
  • Viterbo University: master’s degree, educational leadership

A head shot of Brad Rose.

Brad Rose, Athletics & Activities Director

With Valley High School since 2009

Experience

  • 1990-95: Elementary Teacher — Fairfield Community Schools
  • 1996-2001: Business Education teacher — Ottumwa Community Schools
  • 2002-04: Middle School Teacher — Ankeny Community Schools
  • 2005-09: Activities Director — Fairfield Community Schools

Rose is certified to teach business education at the high school level, coach and be a K–12 principal. He earned his Certified Athletic Administrator endorsement from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in 2012. He serves as the Leadership Training Coordinator for the State of Iowa, and is on the Board of Control for the Iowa High School Athletic  Directors Association. He is also a part-time instructor for Morningside College and Drake University. Rose is also a member of the Iowa Football Coaches Association, the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association, the NIAAA, and the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association.

Education

  • Simpson College: bachelor’s degree, management
  • Drake University: master’s degree, educational leadership