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October 15, 2020

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences – Hybrid Students

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences for HYBRID students only – sign up online by following your classroom teachers link below. All conferences will be held virtual – teachers will email you the zoom link the day of your conference appointment. Smith S. Russell May Hodson Page Powers Thompson Davis Fox/VanSickle Spooner Bakke Sewell Bond Schuler Kelsey/Literacy

Please note the following online signups have been added! Our specials teachers have created online signups for specific appointments and also zoom rooms that you can drop in on. If you would like to make a specific appointment, please use this link: Athy/Library VerSteegt/Music J. Russell/Art Peel/Guidance Ridgeway/PE

Guidance/Peel also available on Tuesday-October 20 4:00-8:00pm and Wednesday-October 21 7:30-8:30 pm by zoom room no appointment necessary Guidance Zoom Link

Band/Brown available on Monday-October 19 3:40-6:30 pm, Tuesday-October 20 3:40-8:00 pm and Wednesday-October 21 3:30-4:20 pm by zoom room no appointment necessary

Band Zoom Link

Art/J Russell also available on Tuesday October 20 4:00-8:00 pm by zoom room no appointment necessary Art Zoom Link

Vocal Music/VerSteegt also available on Monday-October 19 3:40-5:40pm and Wednesday-October 21 3:30-5:30 pm by zoom room no appointment necessary Music Zoom Link

Media/Athy is available on Tuesday-October 20 3:40-7:40 pm and Thursday-October 22 3:40-7:40 pm by zoom room no appointment necessary Media Zoom Link

September 16, 2020

Welcome Interim Superintendent Dr. Azinger

Dr. Al Azinger

The Ankeny Board of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Al Azinger was unanimously appointed as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Ankeny Community School District. Dr. Azinger has significant experience as a secondary and university administrator. He will step in as Interim Superintendent on September 16, 2020 when current Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jen Lindaman will assume her permanent role as Chief Officer of Academic Services for Ankeny Community School District.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Azinger has agreed to serve as the Ankeny Interim Superintendent, his expertise in growing leaders, and his dedication to public education make him the perfect leader for our school district,” stated Dr. Lindaman. “The Ankeny Community Schools values of community, challenge, leadership, excellence and inspiration were exemplified in Dr. Azinger’s responses to our interview teams giving us the utmost confidence in his ability to support our mission: Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.”

“The Ankeny School Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Al Azinger for the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate the experience and depth of knowledge he brings to that role and we look forward to working with him. We are also grateful to Dr. Jen Lindaman for her leadership as she stepped in to temporarily fill that role,” said Lori Lovstad, President, Ankeny Board of Education.

Prior to joining the Ankeny Administrative Team, he served as Dean of the College of Education for Illinois State University. Throughout his years as an educator, he has served as Superintendent of Schools in Lawrence, Kansas and Associate Superintendent in Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Azinger received his Bachelor of Arts from Northeast Missouri State. He also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University; and a Doctorate of Education from University of Iowa.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” stated Dr. Azinger. “I’m looking forward to working to maintain the high quality of education represented in Ankeny Schools during this transition.”

Dr. Azinger has strong ties to Ankeny and the school district. His daughter’s family calls Ankeny home and his three grandchildren are currently attending Ankeny schools.