Testimonials

Dr. Bob Stouffer

Urbandale CSD Parent

“As a resident of Urbandale, professional educator of 33 years, and the Superintendent of Des Moines Christian, I am definitely supportive of the Urbandale Schools’ direction in transforming education by incorporating quality improvement tools throughout the district. I was the Principal of Urbandale High School from 1992-2000, and I was always proud to be associated with a school district which was ahead-of-the-curve when it came to scientifically-proven methodologies like authentic instruction. I GREATLY appreciate the relationship which exists between DMC and the UCSD. Dr. Doug Stilwell continues to press for enhanced student learning in Urbandale’s schools, and I am 100% supportive of Dr. Stilwell and his colleagues. I have studied change theory and change leadership for years. I know people’s initial reaction to a proposed change is resistance, but we can resist necessary change no longer. By standing still, we are actually falling behind other states and nations. We must accelerate the rate of change to improve the education of our children. The nation’s wellness and economic development depends upon a highly literate, creative generation of critical thinkers who are nimble and flexible enough to adapt to the changing landscape of education, government, and culture.”

Dr. Bob Stouffer
Urbandale CSD Parent