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Ankeny Schools New Chief HR Officer

ANKENY, Iowa (February 26, 2019) - The Ankeny Community School District is pleased to introduce Josie Lewis, JD as the new Chief Human Resources Officer.  Lewis previously served as Director of Human Resources with the West Des Moines Community School District. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa, and was the Policy and Legal Services Director as well as the Human Resource Services Director for the Iowa Association of School Boards.  Lewis was an elementary teacher in the Ankeny district from 2005-2011.


“I am pleased to welcome Josie to Ankeny Schools and our executive cabinet team,” said Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston, Superintendent of Schools. “I am impressed with her background in education, human resources, and law.  Her experience will serve the community of Ankeny well.”


Lewis’ involvement in providing training to leadership teams and employees, by following legal mandates and best practices are advantages for the position.  In addition to her law background, Lewis has more than 10 years' experience in the education industry.


“Joining the Ankeny Community School District is a wonderful opportunity,” said Lewis. “I am so excited to be back and am excited to be a part of this amazing district again .”


Lewis has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Drake University Law School, a Master of Science in Teaching from Drake University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa.


Lewis is originally from Iowa City and is married to Kevin. The couple has two children who both attend Ankeny schools.