Administration

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David Maxwell, Principal
With Valley High School since 2005

Experience

  • 1994-2002: Language Arts 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 help students find success and have a successful educational experience.

Education

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

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 to work with students. She started teaching in 2003 with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia. After moving back to the Midwest, she was a high school science educator in 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

Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D., Associate Principal

With Valley High School since 2018

Experience

  • 2011-14: mathematics curriculum lead and math interventionist — Waukee Community School District
  • 2014-18: teacher — Waukee Community School District

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

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David Perrigo, Associate Principal
With Valley High School since 2014

Experience

  • 2006-07: Teacher — Four Oaks Alternative School
  • 2007-11: Dean of Students — Edmunds Elementary School
  • 2011-13: Principal — Edmunds Elementary School
  • 2013-14: Principal (middle school and high school) — Collins-Maxwell Community Schools

Perrigo also acted as an at-risk coordinator for the South O’Brien Community Schools and an elementary physical education teacher at Sergeant Bluff-Luton. He has coached boys and girls basketball, football, and golf throughout his career. He also played professional indoor football for the Sioux City Bandits from March 2002–June 2005.

Education

  • Northwestern College: bachelor’s degree, K–12 physical education/health education
  • Viterbo University: master’s degree, educational leadership

EricaWhittle-edited-adminErica Whittle, Associate Principal
With Valley High School since 2015

Experience

  • 2010-15: Instructional Coach — Dallas-Center Grimes Community School District

Whittle also served as an eighth- and ninth-grade math and science teacher at the junior high and high school levels in the Dallas Center-Grimes district. She is currently working on her doctorate.

Education

  • Northwest Missouri State University: bachelor’s degree, math and science education
  • Graceland University: master’s degree, technology integration
  • Drake University: specialist degree, education leadership

Brad RoseBrad 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
  • 20050-9: 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