I grew up on a farm by Willey and live in Carroll now. I have two grown children. I graduated from Buena Vista College with a BS degree. I worked in Omaha hospitals before moving back to the Carroll area. I have worked at Glidden Ralston for 15 years. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking and traveling.
Starting out from Granger, Iowa, I earned my masters degree in biology from Tennessee Technological University and my masters in teaching science from Iowa State University. My interests include conducting field research with endangered species in Missouri, Tennessee, California, Washington, and New York and biotechnology here in Iowa. An understanding of science concepts and how science intersects with our lives is vital for all citizens. I am proud and honored to work with the students and staff here at Glidden-Ralston.
Growing up on a farm west of Grand Junction and graduating from East Greene Community Schools, I learned the importance of community and serving others. I am a graduate of Rhema Bible College and Oral Roberts University earning a degree in Social Studies Education. While my 5 boys were born in Iowa, the last 13 years we lived in Oklahoma experiencing both small town and city life. I taught 7th grade Geography in Jenks, OK, a large school district with over 800 7th graders. My husband of 27 years brought us back to Iowa to pastor in Carroll and I am excited to be serving both Glidden-Ralston and Paton-Churdan schools in the technology department. Since I love spending time with family, I am thrilled to be here in Iowa. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, camping, reading, baking and playing games with my family.
I originally grew up in Carroll and graduated from Kuemper High School. I attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a BA degree in elementary education and a minor in special education. I've also recently graduated with my master's degree from Buena Vista in curriculum and instruction. Before I came to Glidden, I taught for 2 and ½ years in Omaha in a second grade classroom. Then I moved to Dedham with my husband and taught here at Glidden in special education for 2 years. This year I am thrilled to be named Technology Integrationist and Curriculum Director.
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I am a proud 1984 graduate of Glidden-Ralston. I attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and received my Bachelor of Arts in Education. After several years of teaching I attended Drake University and received my Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration as well as My Specialist degree with superintendent certification. I served for 10 years as the building principal at GR and am now serving as superintendent. One of the things I take the most pride in is the fact that 13 members of my immediate family have graduated from this school district. I live in Glidden with my wife Angela and our family. I enjoy spending time with my sons, daughters and grandchildren...
Greetings! My name is Anna Miller. I am the K-12 special education teacher here at Paton-Churdan. This is my first year with PC and I am loving it! I have previous experience working with special education and Title 1 reading and math. I have a degree in education from Iowa State and a Master's from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In my classroom we work hard at becoming better readers and writers. We also work really hard at becoming better at math.
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I am so excited to be in my 17th year with the district and my seventh year serving as the PK-12 Principal. Previously I have taught preschool, middle school reading, Guidance Counselor, and School Improvement Coordinator. There are many things I love about our district but most of all I love the idea that we are a family. Students get a tremendous balance of top notch academic experiences, as well as, many opportunities that make them a more well rounded individual.
It is an honor to not only be a part of this family but to get the chance to make a difference in their lives each and every day. Please let me know if you ever have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515-389-3111.