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Education Leadership Professor Appointed to State of Iowa Administrator Evaluation Task Force

August 20, 2012

Dr. Thomas Buckmiller, professor of Education Leadership in the Drake University School of Education, was appointed to the State of Iowa Administrator Evaluation Task Force. The Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass announced the task force creation and the 13 Iowans who will be serving on it.

Last spring, the senate passed legislation calling for the creation of a Statewide Educator Evaluation Task Force. According to the Iowa Department of Education, the purpose of this task force is to develop a statewide system for teacher and administrator evaluations including a tiered evaluation system. The work will be split into two groups, the Administrator Evaluation Task Force and the Teacher Evaluation Task Force. For more information about these task forces, consult the Iowa Department of Education website.

Dr. Buckmiller brings administrative and leadership experience to this task force. Prior to teaching at Drake University, he served as Principal for Sacred Heart Elementary and Middle School in Yankton, South Dakota. He currently teaches courses supporting two master's degree programs in Education Leadership offered by the Drake University School of Education. For more information about the programs offered in Education Leadership, consult www.drake.edu/edl.