Recent Graduates

The Iowa School Business Management Academy (ISBMA or “the Academy”) was established by Iowa State University in 1991. It was designed to prepare school business managers, board secretaries and school administrators for performance of their business management responsibilities in accordance with prevailing standards and accepted practices. 

ISBMA’s curriculum was developed based on Iowa’s standards and criteria for school business officials and has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education. The courses have been designed to improve management and leadership abilities of school personnel responsible for human resource services, business functions and finance operations in Iowa’s schools. Each of this year’s graduates completed a four-year sequence of classes that totals a minimum of 70 instructional hours. 

Upon earning this diploma, recipients then have the opportunity to participate in graduate-level classes offered by ISBMA each spring. They also become eligible to teach classes for ISBMA and to serve as mentors to Iowa’s new school business officials.

Diploma

The following individuals are recent graduates from the Iowa School Business Management Academy at Iowa State University. Due to the Academy being held virtually this year, a group photo is not available.

Melissa Atwell – Ogden CSD
Cari Aylsworth – Bondurant-Farrar CSD
Jeff Boeding – Ballard CSD
Krystal Braumann – Cedar Rapids CSD
Dallon Christensen – Ankeny CSD
Jennifer Coombes
– Mississippi Bend AEA
Jaime Curtin
– Allamakee CSD
Scott Day
– Muscatine CSD
Teresa Knipper
– East Buchanan CSD
Mitch Lewis
– Boone CSD
Sherry Mattson
– Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont CSD
Mandy McCully
– Akron-Westfield CSD
Mallory Meyer
– Harlan CSD
Daniel Mikels
– Logan Magnolia CSD
Tarrah Salsman
– Waukee CSD
Cheryl Schoof – Saydel CSD
Melody Spence
– Benton CSD

Proficiency Plaque

Listed below are the 2020 individuals who achieved proficiency on all levels of the four-year sequence of classes offered through Iowa State University’s Iowa School Business Management Academy. Recipients must have earned an Academy diploma for completing a series of required classes in the areas of school finance, human resources, school law, technology, and school business management over the four-year period. In addition, recognition of proficiency is only awarded to those who have taken the initiative to complete annual assessments of the course content and have performed at the designated level of proficiency on each of the assessments for all four years. Due to the Iowa Association of School Business Officials fall conference being held virtually this year, a group photo of the graduates is not available.

Melissa Atwell – Ogden CSD
Cari Aylsworth – Bondurant-Farrar CSD
Jeff Boeding – Ballard CSD
Krystal Braumann – Cedar Rapids CSD
Dallon Christensen – Ankeny CSD
Jennifer Coombes
– Mississippi Bend AEA
Jaime Curtin
– Allamakee CSD
Scott Day
– Muscatine CSD
Teresa Knipper
– East Buchanan CSD
Mitch Lewis
– Boone CSD
Sherry Mattson
– Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont CSD
Mandy McCully
– Akron-Westfield CSD
Mallory Meyer
– Harlan CSD
Daniel Mikels
– Logan Magnolia CSD
Tarrah Salsman
– Waukee CSD
Melody Spence
– Benton CSD

Need More Information?

Craig Hansel

Assistant Professor of Practice & Director of ISBMA

2675 Lagomarcino Hall
901 Stange Rd
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041

515-314-7962

chansel@iastate.edu