Tag Archives: leadership
Leading the system

Leading the system

Drake PhD student Thomas Ahart named assistant superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools. Ahart will oversee a wide range of teaching and learning functions, including curriculum, assessment, ELL, early childhood education, special education and gifted and talented programs.

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Community Leadership

Community Leadership

Chair of Ethics and Professions established; Weaver Medal of Honor recipient named; Twyla Tharp gives Bucksbaum Lecture; Admission update

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Leadership comes full circle

Leadership comes full circle

Linda Lane’s Great-Aunt Gallie, a teacher in the segregated public schools of the South, couldn’t have imagined that someday her grandniece would work to close the achievement gap between African American and white students in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

“Drake is uniquely positioned to achieve ambitious goals that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. And now, we have plans in place to act on our collective hard work to benefit the future of countless students.”

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Giving back

Giving back

In the last year alone, Sharon Malheiro received the Des Moines Business Record’s Women of Influence Award and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Distinguished Civic Leadership Award. She was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law. But for Malheiro, JO’78, LW’89, those things matter less than the effect she has had on the lives of others.

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On a Roll

On a Roll

As a jammer for the Des Moines Derby Dames, Malay Bouaphakeo, JO’05, strikes without hesitation. As a blocker she’s always ready to throw a hip and send a rival to the skating rink floor. Bouaphakeo is the co-founder, coach, owner, member of the board of directors and PR maven for the Derby Dames — the newest roller derby league in central Iowa.

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