Nicole Roorda will join the Johnston Community School District this school year as the new executive director of Teaching and Learning.
This position encompasses "staff professional learning, exploration of unique student learning opportunities, and technology visioning," according to the Johnston Community School District website.
“We are thrilled to have Ms. Roorda joining the Johnston Community School District,” Superintendent Laura Kacer said. “She brings nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, along with school administration and school improvement leadership to Johnston. Her passion for teacher and student learning will reinvigorate our focus for growth in the school district.”
Roorda worked previously as the regional director of Heartland AEA. Throughout her career, she has worked with students and staff throughout primary and secondary school, including teaching elementary school.
“I am excited and humbled to begin work in the Johnston Community School District,” Roorda said. “The district is known for the caliber of teaching and learning that is provided for students, as well as the support provided by the community for the district. I am excited to be a part of this great learning organization.”
Roorda received her undergraduate education in pre-health studies and a certification in elementary education from Central College in Pella, her master’s degree from Regis University in Denver and her doctorate in education from Walden University in Minneapolis.