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Gilbert Department Leaders include (front row, left to right) Ashley Brown, Tammy Tinder, Chelsea Steil, Jenni Thomas, Stephanie Strudthoff, Nicole Klaver, (middle) Michelle Skartvedt, Scott Auderer, Sarah Osborn, Katy Charlson, Lacie Moore, Colbi Terrones, Lauren White, Brittany Hemesath, (back) Cathy Anderson, Randy Sniezek, Mike Kruse, Everett Charlson, Curtis Martinek, Jeff Gillette, Vicki Hales and Heather Schurr.

Facts  (for 2022-23)

  • 10 total, 1 per grade level Pre-K through 8th grade
  • 12 total positions, 9th – 12 grade
  • Position is in addition to your current teaching assignment
  • 1 additional contract day
  • $2,500 stipend*


  • Facilitate professional learning communities, ensure completion of weekly team PLC log, use
    data to make decisions, and initiate student-focused instructional conversations.
  • Attend TLS meetings throughout the year and attend monthly building PLC meetings which may extend beyond contract time.
  • Stipend includes reading of an assigned book with reflections to be completed before the school year begins.
  • Participate in leadership professional development training as needed.
  • Partner with instructional coaches as they personalize professional support for the learning
  • Communicate department information to other teachers and associates impacted by any changes.
  • Utilize the data warehouse for each department to facilitate intervention grouping decisions.
  • Lead team through data-driven decisions. (intervention groupings, etc.)
  • Participate in the development of a school-wide culture that promotes professional growth
    and student learning.
  • Serve as a representative for the team, e.g. being a liaison between principal and team and
    may include serving on a building-level team.
  • Members of this team may hold another position within the Teacher Leadership System.

*Stipend is an addition to the teacher’s base salary as according to the District Salary Schedule
Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

103 Mathews Drive, Gilbert, Iowa 50105  |  (515) 232-3740