Teaching & Learning

The Urbandale Community School District Teaching and Learning Department provides leadership and guidance regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

We bring learning to life through the development, facilitation, and implementation of high-quality learning experiences.

What we do:

  • Academic and Student Support Systems
  • Continuous Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Professional Learning for educational staff
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local student achievement and data gathering and reporting


Teaching & Learning Plan on a Page 2023-2024


Teaching & Learning Contacts

Brandon Schrauth
Director of Teaching & Learning

Edina Mesic
Department Administrative Assistant
(515) 457-5001

Jill Miller
Curriculum Facilitator
PreK-5 ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Guidance

Elizabeth Whitver 
Curriculum Facilitator
PreK-12 Technology Integration, Computer Science, Human Services

Kandi Brittain 
Curriculum Facilitator
6-12 ELA & Social Studies, K-12 Visual Arts, Music, World Languages

Janean Hauser 
Curriculum Facilitator
6-12 Mathematics & Science,  K-12 P.E., Health

Mary Clark
Curriculum Facilitator
PreK-12 Special Education