2018-19 Better Boardsmanship Awards Recipients

Better Boardsmanship Awards highlight commitment to professional growth. To receive an award, recipients have earned credits through participation in IASB learning opportunities and have shown a desire to take on leadership roles and engagement in service and advocacy. The following winners were awarded and recognized at the IASB Annual Convention on Nov. 21.

Award of Honor

Given to each superintendent, AEA administrator or community college president who earns a minimum of 125 credits as an individual and has at least two board members in the district, AEA or community college who have earned Individual Award of Achievement certificates.

Mike Fisher
Charles City Schools



Russ Reiter
Independence Schools

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Pictured L to R: Russ Reiter and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Laura Kacer
Johnston Schools

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Pictured L to R: Amy Jurrens, IASB Past President and Laura Kacer.

Steve Webner
Le Mars Schools



Theron Schutte
Marshalltown Schools



Jay Jurrens
New Hampton Schools

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Pictured L to R: Jay Jurrens and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Davis Eidahl
Solon Schools



Kristen Rickey
West Delaware Schools



Individual Achievement Award

Board members who receive an Individual Achievement Award have earned a minimum of 125 credits in one year. Recipients are organized in order of school district/AEA.

Lewis Rosser
Ames Schools



Jean Saveraid
Ballard Schools

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Pictured L to R: Jean Saveraid and Amy Jurrens, IASB Past President.

Gary Anhalt
Cedar Rapids Schools

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Pictured L to R: Gary Anhalt and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Melissa Freund
Charles City Schools



Joshua Mack
Charles City Schools



Robin Macomber
Charles City Schools



Mary Poulter
Colfax-Mingo Schools

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Pictured L to R: Mary Poulter and Amy Jurrens, IASB Past President.

John Fuller
Colo-NESCO Schools

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Pictured L to R: John Fuller and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Ron Fadness
Decorah Schools

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Pictured L to R: Ron Fadness and Kyle Grimes, IASB District 1 Director.

Jon Rowen
Eagle Grove Schools



Debi Plum
Fairfield Schools

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Pictured L to R: Debi Plum and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Tim Wondra
Fort Madison Schools

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Pictured L to R: Tim Wondra and Kyle Grimes, IASB District 1 Director.

Jim Green
Grant Wood AEA

 
Karen Thomsen
Green Hills AEA

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Pictured L to R: Karen Thomsen and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Elizabeth Brennan
Heartland AEA

 
Amy Jurrens
IASB Past President

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Pictured L to R: Amy Jurrens and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Roger Shaffer
IASB Treasurer



Kim Hansen
Independence Schools

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Pictured L to R: Kim Hansen and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Eric Smith
Independence Schools

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Pictured L to R: Eric Smith and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Paul Roesler
Iowa City Schools

 
Greg Dockum
Johnston Schools

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Pictured L to R: Greg Dockum and Kyle Grimes, IASB District 1 Director.

Jill Morrill
Johnston Schools



Alan Jensen
Kirkwood Community College

 
Angela Catton
Le Mars Schools

 
Scott Kommes
Le Mars Schools

 
Todd Lancaster
Le Mars Schools

 
Dave Miller
Le Mars Schools

 
Pat Murphy
Le Mars Schools

 
Bob Hendrix
Lewis Central Schools



Janelle Carter
Marshalltown Schools



Bea Niblock
Marshalltown Schools

 
Tammi Drawbaugh
Muscatine Schools

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Pictured L to R: Tammi Drawbaugh and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Joe Rosonke
New Hampton Schools

 
Nathaniel Schwickerath
New Hampton Schools

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Pictured L to R: Nathaniel Schwickerath and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Jesse Howard
New London Schools

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Pictured L to R: Jesse Howard and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Shannon Walshire
North Cedar Schools

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Pictured L to R: Shannon Walshire and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Roger Brinkert
Northwest AEA



Dana Schuemann
Norwalk Schools

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Pictured L to R: Dana Schuemann and Amy Jurrens, IASB Past President.

Shelly Herr
Oskaloosa Schools


Joan Corbin
Pella Schools

 
Linda Andorf
Perry Schools

 
Kyle Grimes
Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools

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Pictured L to R: Kyle Grimes and Al Hazelton, IASB District 4 Director.

Miyuki Nelson
Sioux City Schools

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Pictured L to R: Miyuki Nelson and Amy Jurrens, IASB Past President.

Tim Brown
Solon Schools

 
Dan Coons
Solon Schools

 
Adam Haluska
Solon Schools

 
Jim Hauer
Solon Schools



Rick Jedlicka
Solon Schools

 
Kevin Powell
Starmont Schools

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Pictured L to R: Kevin Powell and Kyle Grimes, IASB District 1 Director.

Kathy Toms
United Schools

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Pictured L to R: Kathy Toms and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Dennis Epley
Waverly-Shell Rock Schools

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Pictured L to R: Dennis Epley and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Linda Bessey
West Delaware County Schools



Dan Hogan
West Delaware County Schools

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Pictured L to R: Dan Hogan and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Carl Johnson
West Delaware County Schools



Bruce Mitchell
West Delaware County Schools

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Pictured L to R: Bruce Mitchell and Mary Poulter, IASB District 5b Director.

Edward Poynor
West Delaware County Schools

 
Melinda Dunnwald
West Des Moines Schools

 

Team Achievement Award

Presented to a whole board when a majority of its board members receive Individual Award of Achievement certificates for the year and the board has a policy that supports board development.

Charles City Schools

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Pictured L to R: Mike Fisher, Superintendent; Missy Freund, Board Member; Isaiah Tilton, Student Representative; Scott Dight; Joshua Mack, Board Member.
Not pictured: Robin Macomber, Board President; Jason Walker, Vice President.

Le Mars Community Schools

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Pictured L to R: Dave Miller, Board Member; Angela Catton, Board Member; Jane Arnold, Board Member; Scott Kommes, Vice President; Mackenzie Lang, Board Member; Todd Lancaster, Board President.
Not pictured: Pat Murphy, Board Member.

Solon Schools

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Pictured L to R: Tim Brown, Board President; Adam Haluska, Vice President; Rick Jedlicka, Board Member; Jim Hauer, Board Member; Davis Eidahl, Superintendent; Kyle Grimes, IASB District 1 Director.
Not pictured: Dan Coons, Board Member.

West Delaware Schools

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Pictured L to R: Ed Poynor, Board President; Dan Hogan, Board Member; Kristen Rickey, Superintendent; Bruce Mitchell, Vice President; Carl Johnson, Board Member.
Not pictured: Linda Bessey.