ANKENY, Iowa (February 23, 2017)
- On February 20, the Ankeny Board of Education approved hiring Dr.
Anne Lundquist as the new Chief Academic Officer for Ankeny Community
Lundquist is currently the Superintendent at Red Lake
School District in Red Lake, Minnesota and was previously a Special
Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Education.
am pleased to welcome Dr. Lundquist to Ankeny Schools and to our
administrative team," said Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston, Superintendent of
Schools. "Her experiences in Minnesota and Iowa will bolster our
executive cabinet, and we look forward to putting her enthusiasm and
leadership to work for our students in Ankeny."
"It is a
privilege to have been selected to serve the staff, students, and
community members in Ankeny." said Dr. Lundquist. "I am looking forward
to contributing to the executive cabinet’s outstanding progress towards
the achievement of its vision and mission."
During her time as
Superintendent in Red Lake, Lundquist was responsible for designing a
continuous improvement structure for academics and resiliency, launching
a district-wide effort to install a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum,
establishing programs in the areas of Teacher Mentoring and Induction,
and Parent Education Partnerships, and implementing a district-wide
staff development delivery model. Among her many accolades is the
Regional Centers of Excellence Program Lundquist developed for the State
of Minnesota, which was named one of Harvard Ash Center’s Top 25
Innovations in Government in 2015 and was the 2014 Recipient of State
Government Innovation Award.
Originally from Des Moines, Lundquist is married to husband, Jim, and the couple has two children and four grandchildren.
received her Doctor of Education from Drake University. She also holds
a Master of Science in Education and a Master of Art Education from
Drake; a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Bachelor of Arts
in Art from Graceland College in Lamoni.
Lundquist will assume her new role as Chief Academic Officer on July 1, 2017.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Jenifer Owenson, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org; or to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60661.