Increasing the Capacity for Success at All Schools

The core purpose of the Office of Schools is to increase the collective capacity of the district by providing support and coaching in several areas, including:

  • instructional leadership
  • school improvement
  • culture and climate
  • human capital development

In short, the Office of Schools exists to support our principals and teachers in their mission to ensure that all DMPS students achieve their fullest potential.

For information about specific DMPS schools, please visit the links in the menu to the right.

Chief Schools Officer

Matt Smith
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7725 | F: 515-242-7579 | E: matthew.smith@dmschools.org

Executive Director – Secondary Schools

Tim Schott
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7725 | F: 515-242-7579 | E: timothy.schott@dmschools.org

Executive Director – Elementary Schools

Susan Tallman
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7725 | F: 515-242-7579 | E: susan.tallman@dmschools.org