Teacher Leadership Team

  • Durant Community School District 
    Teacher Leadership 
    The mission of the Durant Community School District, as an innovative leader in
     education, is to prepare life-long learners to use their unique potentials to benefit
     themselves, their community, and to adapt to an ever-changing global society.
     Our goals are:
    • All students will demonstrate proficiency in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, and college and career readiness.
    • All students will engage in rigorous and relevant learning to meet college and career readiness standards.
    • All students will experience supportive relationships, feel a sense of security and belonging, and be motivated to learn.
    • All students will demonstrate positive, social, and service and leadership skills.
    (These goals are based on DCSD mission as well as Student Achievement, Staff Support, Professional Development, and Teacher Retention.)
    Introducing Durant's  TLC Team 
    Teacher Leaders
    Director of Instruction and Innovation
    • Maria Brown  -  maria.brown@durant.k12.ia.us
    Instructional Coach 
    • Cristie White - cristie.white@durant.k12.ia.us 
    Technology Facilitator 
    Jeff Trask 
    Instructional Facilitators / Mentors 
    • Denise Ahrens
    • Joey Kramer
    • Kevin Mundt 
    • Tim Rouse
    • Brent Schmidt 
    • Tracy Tappendorf 
    TLCC - Teacher Leadership Coordinator Committee 
    • Rebecca Stineman - Principal PK - 8
    • Joel Diederichs - Principal 9-12 
    • Maria Brown - Director of Instruction and Innovation 
    • Cristie White - Instructional Coach