Patty Judge may land @ IASB

Former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge is one of three finalists for the executive director post at the Iowa Association of School Boards.  The IASB has had an interim leader since its former executive was fired for quesionable spending decisions.  Judge served one term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as Iowa’s secretary of agriculture.  Here’s a Radio Iowa story about Judge from this past January. (She said retirement just wasn’t her style.)


Des Moines (March 28, 2011) – The Iowa Association of School Boards conducted first-round interviews for the position of executive director on March 26. After a thorough analysis, the Board narrowed the slate of candidates to three finalists. 

“We had the opportunity to interview six candidates from a pool of over 30 who brought a wide range of valuable experiences and perspectives,” said board president Russ Wiesley, speaking on behalf of the board. “We are pleased to announce the following three candidates as our finalists…”

* Mr. Thomas Downs, Superintendent of Schools at Southeast Polk Community School District

* The Honorable Patty Judge, former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa

* Dr. David Stoakes, Superintendent of Schools at Cedar Falls Community School District

“The IASB board is excited to continue discussions with each candidate regarding how they would bring their skills and experiences to IASB and lead us through the process of strengthening our organization,” Wiesley said. “Our board is committed to rebuilding IASB as the voice for Iowa’s children in education and looks forward to selecting the person who will ensure our vision is realized.” 

IASB is a private, nonprofit organization representing Iowa’s 359 school districts, 10 area education agencies and 15 community colleges.

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