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.
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 Josie Lewis, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, email@example.com; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.
NOTICE: THE ANKENY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (ICRA), AND SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT IN ENSURING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY EQUAL TO THAT OF THEIR NONDISABLED PEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT’S PROGRAMS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING THOSE DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. FOR REQUESTS OR INQUIRIES REGARDING ACCESS TO THE DISTRICT’S WEBPAGE OR ANOTHER ELECTRONIC RESOURCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, SAMANTHA AUKES AT 515-289-3950 OR SAMANTHA.AUKES@ANKENYSCHOOLS.ORG. INFORMATION ON HOW TO REACH THE DISTRICT’S SECTION 504/EQUITY COORDINATOR AND APPLICABLE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.