Testimonials

Pamela Spangler

Urbandale CSD Parent

“As our world becomes more fast-moving and technologically savvy, education must change as well. Educators must provide a learning environment that is meaningful. It should be something that students can take with them and use as they move into the next phase of their life. Whether it is through an on-site visit, working in cooperative groups, or researching information, students need a reason for why this learning is important. Students should feel inspired to rise to the level of greatness as they study and learn about new strategies or people who influence our world. Finally, students should feel motivated. We want them to ask “why” and “how does that happen?” or “what will happen next?” These are some of the questions that encourage learning and expand students’ minds beyond what they think is possible. Urbandale is going in this direction and it is up to all of us to provide students with opportunities to bring them to that level of learning. I’m proud to have my sons in the Urbandale School District for this reason.”

Pamela Spangler
Urbandale CSD Parent