The Saydel Community School District has an excellent tradition of fostering positive relationships with students, parents and staff. Our daily focus is to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student. We are a district of approximately 1,300 students and provide a small school learning environment for our students. We keep our focus on three non-negotiable goals:
- Student Achievement
- Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
- Maximizing the Use of Resources
We are a TAP school and believe improving instruction and providing a viable and rigorous education for all students is paramount. TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is a rigorous professional development model that is implemented daily and weekly through class instruction and teacher leadership meetings. Our instructional model allows us to have two Master Teachers and five Mentor Teachers per building to support our career teachers. Saydel Community School District is an excellent 3A school district conveniently located in the north Des Moines Metro area.
Seniors Enjoy Grad Walk
The Class of 2016 from Saydel High School enjoyed participating in the first annual Grad Walk at Cornell Elementary and Woodside Middle School. Congratulations seniors!
Welcome Mary Salazar As New Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Superintendent Mr. Douglas Wheeler announced the appointment of Mary Salazar as the next Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for Saydel Schools. She will assume her new responsibilities July 1, 2016.
Mary currently serves as the District Executive Master Teacher.
When Mary assumes her responsibilities as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, she will be beginning her 13th year in education. Mary obtained her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on working with adult learners from Buena Vista University.
Mary lives in Urbandale with her husband Mateo and her daughter Lily (age 6). Outside of work, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, reading and supporting her daughter's many activities.
“I am consistently impressed with Mary’s passion, persistence and creativity,” said Mr. Wheeler. “Her dedication to the continued development of Saydel Schools along with her many experiences in education make her the perfect candidate to lead collaboration, professional development and planning of the instructional program.”
May is School Board Recognition Month
Iowa School Board Recognition Month honors Iowa's volunteer school board members and recognizes that they are providing leadership through responsibilities ranging from strong financial stewardship to ensuring a rich and diverse curriculum. At the May 9 Board Meeting, the Saydel Board Members received treats from Cornell Elementary art students, Woodside Middle School technology, art, and ELP students, and Saydel High School culinary students.
Cornell Elementary also produced this video honoring the School Board. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0E4060NZM&sns=em