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Vision Statement

The Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education is committed to being a premier Educator Preparation Program (EPP) that is visionary, innovative, responsive, and transformative.


Mission Statement

We develop educational leaders who practice an ethic of care and are agents for social change. We create inclusive learning communities that are reflexive and transformative. Supported by evolving technologies, we are process-oriented and purposefully work toward our goal to provide an innovative and cutting-edge program. We have an expressed and committed sensitivity to diverse learners. Our candidates learn to utilize a culturally-responsive pedagogy that meets the challenges of a global world.

The faculty is committed to professional development, and in turn, supports students in career-oriented paths of learning resulting in the development of competent professional educators. The Gleazer School of Education is dedicated to promoting visionary, innovative, responsive and transformative communities of practice.

The GSOE Conceptual Framework expands on the mission and identifies four domains that serve as cornerstones of the teacher educator program.  Faculty members purposefully move this model to practice and evidence that teachers who care about learners, reflect on instruction, and collaborate with others will have greater impact on student learning and motivation and will become successful leaders in the classroom.  This link contains supporting educational literature that aligns with the characteristics of our conceptual framework. 


Preparing and Supporting Effective Teachers Who

Care, Collaborate, Lead, and Reflect


Candidates seek to establish a relationship of acceptance and respect for learners that reflects the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.



Candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively involve learners, parents/guardians, colleagues, and the community.



Candidates prepare to facilitate instruction and assume broader leadership responsibilities to advance their profession.



Candidates analyze and synthesize from their academic and clinical experiences and articulate what they have felt, thought, and learned.


Lenox Elementary School

Lenox Elementary School in Lenox Iowa is seeking a candidate for a Special Education position. Interested candidates may contact the Principal, Bill Huntington at 641-333-2244 Ext. 1225 or by email at

North Iowa Community School District

North Iowa Community School District has the following openings for the 2024-2025 school year.  


  • 1.0 FTE High School Mathematics Teacher
  • 1.0 FTE Spanish/ ELL Teacher
  • 1.0 FTE 6-12 ELA Teacher
  • 1.0 FTE 6-12 PE and Health Teacher

*Applicants needing conditional licensure are encouraged to apply. 


Pay and Benefits

  • Minimum starting salary- $41, 815 (23-24 minimum, 24-25 currently being updated)
  • Full single health insurance
  • Tuition assistance for graduate credits towards certifications or degrees
  • $1500 tax sheltered annuity contribution by the district
  • Free Fitness Center Membership
  • Long term disability

North Iowa seeks collaborative and highly motivated staff members desiring to build relationships and be a part of a school family that is dedicated to doing what's best for students.  The district is focused on educating all students and uses the Formative Assessment Instructional Process.  Our commitment to education is evidenced by a competitive salary and benefit package.  We have many extra-curricular and coaching opportunities available.The North Iowa Community School District, located in north central Iowa, serves the communities of Buffalo Center, Lakota, Rake, Thompson, and surrounding communities.  This progressive district serves over 450 students in one K-12 building in Buffalo Center, allowing for unique collaboration across grade levels.  North Iowa values building relationships with all stakeholders and meeting the educational, as well as social and emotional needs of all children, while preparing students for future success.  North Iowa lives this each day in #linkingstudentswithsuccess.  This technology rich school district has a 1:1 laptop program, Promethean interactive white boards, a Makerspace area, and many other technology devices available to both students and staff.  Facilities have been updated and are well maintained, featuring the Little Bison Childcare facility and Wellness Center, which is used by students, staff, and community members.  Send letter of application, resume and references to:

Joann Kenny, Principal  joann.kenny@northiowa.orgorApply online through                 North Iowa CSD111 3rd Ave NW
Buffalo Center, IA 50424

Gleazer School of Education Directory
Name Phone E-mail
Lamoni Campus (641) 784-____ 
 Tanya Coffelt (Chair and Faculty) 5263 coffelt
 Michele Dickey-Kotz (Faculty) 5202 dickey
Shaen Polasky (Faculty) 5225 polasky1
 Aryn Kruse (Faculty) 5444 akruse1
 Garnet Coulthard (Education Prep   Specialist & Field Placement   Coordinator) 5391 coulthar
FAX 641-784-5481  
Independence Campus (816) 423-____  
Allison Dudley (Faculty) 4742 adudley
Nancy Halferty (Site Coordinator) 816-651-5840 halferty