Friday, November 30, 2007

South Central UniServ Units Declares, "Leave No Local Behind!"

South Central UniServ Unit has twenty-five (25) locals in their UniServ Unit. On Wednesday, November 28th, South Central UniServ Director Jim Crotty and I "completed" our tour of the final four--visiting all 25 locals in my four years of office! Quite an accomplishment, Jim! Thanks, Jim Crotty for your leadership on Team ISEA!

A Visit to East Union Community School District

Our fist visit on Wednesday was to Afton to the school district of East Union. Here we were greeted by school superintendent Steve Clark and elementary principal Joan Gordon.

Joan has been serving as the elementary leader for the past four years. Prior to this leadership role Joan served as an association leader! Joan was gracious enough to put together our schedule for classroom visits! How lucky we are to have Joan serve in her school leadership role!

One of the first persons I ran into was a long-time association leader from my days in Southwest UniServ Unit--Judy Woods! Judy taught most recently in the Creston Community Schools, retiring from there as an Elementary Principal. Judy (at left with me) is now the English Language Learning teacher here in East Union. It was such a treat to reconnect with this great leader!

I read a favorite read aloud in all four classes here in East Union--Counting on Frank.

Our first classroom visit took us to the 3rd grade room of Ms. Jennings. Ms. Jennings is pictured here (at right) with her homeroom of 3rd graders! School principal Gordon shared with us that this is Ms. Jennings's 40th year of teaching! Great accomplishment, Ms. Jennings!

Next, I was off to the classroom of 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Wuebker. Mrs. Wuebker is pictured (on the left) with her homeroom of 3rd graders!

The final two classroom visits were to 2nd grade rooms. On the left is Ms. Tussey and her homeroom of 2nd graders. Don't you just love their tree! On the right is Mrs. Donner and her 2nd grade homeroom.

A special thanks to East Union EA President Deb Jenson and her leadership. East Union EA membership is up by five and they have 93% of their potential! Outstanding work, East Union EA leaders! Thank you East Union teachers for your leadership in the classroom on behalf of Iowa's students!

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