University of Iowa News Release
March 23, 2004
Local School Administrators Selected For New Mentoring Program
Twenty-seven school administrators from across Iowa have been selected as mentors to up-and-coming school leaders under a new program designed by the University of Iowa College of Education, including (NAME) of (HOMETOWN/S), a/an (TITLE/S) at (SCHOOL) in (CITY OR SCHOOL DISTRICT).
The mentors, all principals or school administrators nominated by their peers as outstanding educational leaders, will be trained over four two-hour sessions on the UI campus beginning at the end of March.
After completing the four sessions, the mentors will be paired with one to four students working on their master of arts degree in educational administration at the UI. The mentors will help design model clinical experiences in the areas of elementary, secondary and special education, and will assist the students assigned them throughout internships, completion of degree work and their application for state licensure.
The mentor program, a cooperative effort involving the UI College of Education Educational Administration Program and education agencies and local school districts throughout Iowa, corresponds to new requirements for preK-12 licensure experiences recently adopted by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners under the Iowa Standards for School Leaders.
EDITORS: Receipt of this news release indicates that someone from your coverage area has been selected as a mentor. Mentors are listed by hometown(s), followed by their name, title(s), school and city or school district in which the school is located.
CEDAR RAPIDS AND DECATUR, ILL.: Tina Fletcher Monroe, principal, Indian Creek Elementary, Linn-Mar School District
CEDAR RAPIDS: William Freeburg, principal, Polk Elementary School, Cedar
Rapids Community School District
CENTER POINT: Dave Hanneman, principal, Center Point-Urbana High School, Center Point
CLINTON: Marilee McConnell, principal, Lakeview Elementary School, Solon
CRESTON: Bob Lesan, principal, Solon High School, Solon
EAGLE GROVE: Chris Habben, principal, Tipton High School, Tipton
FAIRFIELD: Margaret Kelly, director of curriculum, Fairfield Community School District, Fairfield
IOWA CITY: Lisa Kieffer Havercamp, elementary principal, Weber Elementary
School, Iowa City Community School District
IOWA CITY: Brian Lehmann, elementary principal, Robert Lucas Elementary, Iowa City Community School District
LISBON: Amy Kortemeyer, principal, Erskine Elementary School, Cedar Rapids Community School District
MARION: Bob Hoyt, principal, Vernon Middle School, Marion School District
MARION AND CEDAR RAPIDS: Nancy Raw, elementary principal, Van Buren Elementary
School, Cedar Rapids Community School District
MT. VERNON: John Krumbholz, middle school principal, Mt. Vernon Community Schools, Mt. Vernon
MUSCATINE: John Bacon, principal, Colorado Elementary School, Muscatine
OLIN: Jodi Rickels, principal, Horace Mann Elementary, Iowa City Community
WASHINGTON: Francis Johnston, high school principal, Washington High School, Washington
WATERLOO: Gregg Shoultz, principal, North West Junior High School, Iowa City Community School District
WEST BRANCH AND HORTON, KANS.: Sara Oswald, Grades 6-8 principal and K-12
curriculum director, West Branch Middle School, West Branch