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    Meet Your School Board

    Here to serve you: Members of the Ankeny Board of Education are elected at large for four-year voluntary terms; they receive no pay for their services. The Board of Education follows a governance model. In this process, the Board gives direction to the school district as to their priorities and goals, and the administration then develops the best procedures and practices to fulfill those goals.

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    A brief profile and contact information for each board member is presented below. The members of your current Ankeny School Board are:

  • Dustin Graber Dustin Graber

    Board President

    Dustin is married, has four children, and currently manages a business region in central Iowa for Pfizer Inc. In that position, he has enjoyed the roles of technology management, team building/development, and leadership in financial strategy. Dustin earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa while focusing on Medical Studies and Biochemistry. He was elected as a Director to the Ankeny Board of Education in 2011 and currently volunteers in numerous capacities throughout the community. Dustin and his family are life long residents of Iowa and have lived in the Des Moines metro area since 2002. Dustin and his family moved to Ankeny in 2009 as they sought an environment with strong schools and a favorable standard of living. He is passionate about developing our next generation of citizens and seeks to find the synergy within the school district, which will propel Ankeny into a more competitive position of global educational leadership.

    Serving since 2011; Term expires 2019.

    dustin.graber@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 979-7178
    2211 SW Ridgeway Ct., Ankeny, Iowa 50023


  • Stephanie Jorgensen Stephanie Judd

    Board Vice President

    Stephanie has lived in Ankeny for a total of 22 years and graduated from Ankeny High School in 2000. She has two children, Zakary and Zena. Stephanie received her Associate in Arts Degree from DMACC and will complete her Elementary Education Degree from Grand View University. Stephanie's love of children is evident from her life experiences. She has been a babysitter, daycare manager, church daycare provider, team mom, home room parent, in-home childcare provider, nanny, preschool provider and most importantly, a mom.

    Serving since 2011; Term expires 2019.

    stephanie.judd@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 314-2821
    1011 NW Abbie Dr., Ankeny, Iowa 50023


  • Brad Huss Brad Huss

    Board Member

    Brad Huss and his wife Shelley have lived in Ankeny for more than 25 years. Brad is a Tech Lead with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Des Moines. Brad is three courses away from completing his BS in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. Brad and Shelley own and operate Creative Kids Learning Center here in Ankeny. They have three children: Trent (22), Natalie and Carley (both 15). Trent has been accepted into the Iowa State Masters Program in Accounting starting in the spring semester of 2016. Natalie and Carley are both sophomores at Ankeny Centennial High School.

    Serving since 2011; Term expires 2019.


    brad.huss@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 669-2875
    2009 NW Pleasant St., Ankeny, Iowa 50023


  • Photo of Aaron Johnson, board member          Aaron Johnson

              Board Member

    Aaron and his wife, Rebecca, have four children; one attends Ankeny High School, one attends Southview Middle School, one    attends Parkview Middle School, and one is a graduate from Ankeny High School. They have lived in Ankeny since 2000 when they moved to Iowa from Chicagoland. Aaron received his Bachelor's in Communications from the Moody Bible Institute and has spent most of his career in marketing and communications with stints in radio, video production and web development. Today, Aaron is the Vice President of Marketing and Customer Strategy for Accumold, a high-tech manufacturing company located in Ankeny. Prior to his service to the Board of Education, Aaron has served on various committees and boards including the Ankeny Planning & Zoning Commission and the Ankeny Parks Board. He is serving his second term with the School Board.

    Served 2008 to 2011.  Currently serving from 2014 to present; Term expires 2017.

    aaron.johnson@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 556-4277
    1906 SW 19th St., Ankeny, Iowa 50023


  • Mike Rooney Mike Rooney

    Board Member

    Mike is married to Sarah and has two daughters. He has resided in Ankeny since 2001 after moving from Minnesota. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Currently, Mike is employed by Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management as a Vice President. He has worked for Royal Bank of Canada and is subsidiaries since 1994. Mike has served various civic, conservation, and child-related organizations and boards.

    Serving since 2011; Term expires 2019.

    mike.rooney@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 225-4500
    3230 SW Woods Ct., Ankeny, Iowa 50023


  • Todd Shafer Todd Shafer

    Board Member

    Todd is married and has two children in Ankeny Schools and has lived in Ankeny since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University. He also holds a lifetime C.P.M. (Certified Procurement Manager) certification. As IT Director of Vendor Asset Management for Athene USA, Todd manages enterprise-wide IT suppliers for the company. Prior to Athene, he served in various director positions in supply chain management and engineering construction. He has prior board experience serving as board president and past president for the local Institute for Supply Management Central Iowa affiliate.

    Serving since 2009; Term expires 2017

    todd.shafer@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 339-5443
    802 NE Canterbury Dr., Ankeny, Iowa 50021


  • George Tracy  George Tracy

     Board Member

    George and his wife, Pat, have been Ankeny residents for 48 of the 55 years they’ve been married. Their two children, Kevin and Renee, graduated from Ankeny, as well as their granddaughter, Sheena and grandson, Dominic.  George’s grocery career began with Campbell Soup Company in 1967. He was in the Food Brokerage Business for 33 years and President of Sales Force. George served on numerous broker advisory boards and was President of the Iowa Grocers Association. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Iowa Grocers Association.  The last ten years, he was the Retail Account Manager for Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  Currently, George is an Account Manager for Paper Corporation.  He also serves on the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Board. In addition, George was elected to the Athletic Officials Hall Of Fame in both basketball and softball.  George has been on the Ankeny School Board for nine years and has twice served as president.

    Served since 2006; Term expires 2017.

    george.tracy@ankenyschools.org
    (515) 964-0884
    2514 NE 97th Place, Ankeny, Iowa 50021

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