The Most Educational Opportunities in Iowa

While Des Moines Public Schools is the largest provider of public education in Iowa, the district does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching students.

Families in Des Moines enjoy an abundance of educational options from which to choose the best ones for their children.

The Office of Academics oversees a wide variety of programming throughout the school district, including curriculum areas, student assessment, gifted & talented, English language learner services, counseling, preschools, and more.

To learn more about the Office of Academics, please visit the links to the right.

Chief Academic Officer

Brenda Edmundson-Colby
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

Noelle Tichy
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA

Director of Federal and Grant Programs

Wilma Gajdel
Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA