Pending Board approval, Linn-Mar CSD is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Kretschmar to the position of Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning.
Kelly’s most recent leadership position is as an Instructional Strategist at Westfield Elementary School. Before that she taught second and fourth grade at Indian Creek Elementary School for 15 years. Kelly also was a substitute teacher at Linn-Mar following teaching fourth grade at Malcom Price Laboratory School at the University of Northern Iowa.
Besides her teaching, Kelly has been a member of District curriculum committees for math and science, co-chaired a summer reading program, and held leadership roles in her elementary school.
She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from UNI with a minor in math and her M.A. in Teaching with a minor in reading from Coe College. She is currently completing coursework for the principalship endorsement. In 2008 she received her National Board Certification in Generalist/Early Childhood.
Linn-Mar’s superintendent, Katie Mulholland, Ed.D., stated “Kelly’s experience and focus on students and their learning will continue the Linn-Mar tradition of high expectations for student achievement that is guided by the District’s mission: Inspire Learning. Unlock Potential. Empower Achievement.”