The Iowa Association of School Boards recognizes that learning and leadership on the part of school board members makes a difference at the board table and for students.
At IASB’s 67th Annual Convention on Nov. 15, Johnston school board members Mike Farrell (Pres.), Greg Dockum (VP), Julie Walter, Marci Cordaro, Jill Morrill, John Dutcher and Deb Henry, as well as superintendent Clay Guthmiller, were honored for making that difference. Through IASB’s Better Boardsmanship Awards Program, the board/superintendent team received a plaque to recognize board members and superintendents who put forth extra time and energy to strengthen their boardsmanship abilities through formal in-service programs, workshops and other commitments like advocating with legislators or serving on statewide committees or boards. In addition, Morrill, Dockum, Dutcher and Walter earned individual Better Boardsmanship certificates. Walter serves on the IASB Board of Directors.
IASB board president Patti Fields commended the Johnston board members and superintendent for their hard work. “Each individual in this select group of board team members takes extra steps to make sure they are informed and capable as they strive to improve outcomes for students,” Fields said.
More than 60 school board members, seven superintendents and six whole boards were recipients of these acclaimed awards.
IASB is a private, nonprofit organization representing the students from all 348 Iowa public school districts, nine area education agencies and 15 community colleges.