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One exciting event we have coming up for the district is the election of two school board members.  We have four people running for two positions; Sonja Albertson, Destiny Lempiainen, John Nelson, and Deb Ordal.  It is important for voters to get to know these people as the role of a school board member is vital to the work of the school.  We will have a forum on August 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm, in the high school auditorium.  This will be a time for the public to ask questions and listen to the thoughts and ideas these candidates have for the Gilbert school district.  I would encourage stakeholders to come and hear what they have to say as their impact will affect your child’s school.

As always we will have a number of new faces to get to know this year–or old faces in a new spot! Please help me in welcoming the following new staff members:

James Albee – Substitute Bus Driver
Bryant Corkins –  MS Special Education Associate
Tom Cross –  Bus Driver
Mike Danilson –  MS Principal
Cayla Forest –  2nd Grade Teacher
Amy Griffith –  HS Special Education Associate
Micah Hales –  IS Special Education Associate
Katy Mason  – HS Special Education Associate
Amanda Ostrem  – 8th Grade Science Teacher
Richard Selsor II  – ES/IS Custodian
Melanie Spohnheimer  – MS Band Director
Chelsea Steil  – 4th Grade Teacher
Michelle Stuber  – MS/HS Study Hall Associate
Jordan Sytsma  – 6-12 At-Risk
Julie Toscano  – ESL Teacher
Vic Vanderpool –  HS Principal
Katherine Wallace  – Kindergarten Teacher
Jody Weber  – 1st Grade Teacher
Natalie Wilson  – MS Guidance Counselor

We still have openings for associates, food service, and activities bus drivers if you know of anyone who is looking for work.

I am excited to start this year and believe we will see many positive changes to the district. As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions as we start the new year.

Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

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