Office of Academics

The Most Educational Opportunities in Iowa

From offering a diverse curriculum to measuring our success in the classroom, the Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment is about educational excellence.

From offering a diverse curriculum to measuring success, the Office of Academics focuses on educational excellence for all.

Des Moines Public Schools may be the biggest provider of public education in Iowa, but the district takes anything but a one-size-fits-all approach to educating students.

Families in Des Moines can find an abundance of educational options for their children.

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

To find out more information 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 50321
P: 515-242-7322 | E: Brenda.EdmundsonColby@dmschools.org

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

Noelle Tichy

Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7938 | E: noelle.tichy@dmschools.org

Executive Director of Student & Family Services

Shelly Bosovich

Address: 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7714 | F: 515-242-8286 | E: shelly.bosovich@dmschools.org

Director of English Language Learners Program

Pablo Ortega

Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7826 | E: pablo.oretega@dmschools.org