Board 17A9892

Front Row: Dwana Bradley, vice chair; Dr. Tom Ahart, superintendent; Kyrstin Delagardelle, chair Back Row: Rob Barron, Teree Caldwell-Johnson, Kelli Soyer, Heather Anderson, Kalyn Cody

There’s an empty chair at the School Board’s table to be filled. Do you live in District 1 and have an interest in serving on the Board? Heather Anderson has announced her resignation effective July 31, and the process in underway to appoint a replacement. The appointment would serve until November 2021, when the seat would be on the ballot and voters would select someone to complete the remaining two years of the District 1 term. Click here for more information on the requirements and process for the application and selection. 


The people of Des Moines elect seven members to serve as their representatives on the Des Moines School Board. In turn, the Board is responsible for the governance of Iowa’s largest provider of public education.

School board members in Iowa are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every other year on the second Tuesday in September, and new members begin their term the following week. The school board then elects a chair and vice chair from among its members.

In addition to their responsibilities on the school board, members also serve on a variety of district committees, represent Des Moines Public Schools on a variety of local, state and national organizations, and maintain cooperative relationships with both national organizations and local governmental bodies.

For information about current members of the School Board, their work and meetings please visit the links to the right.

Board of Directors
Des Moines Public Schools
2100 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-242-7713
Email: board@dmschools.org

NOTE: Individuals who write or email the School Board should be aware that their correspondence may be subject to examination and copying by others pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 22 of the Code of Iowa.