Desk of Superintendent

Superintendents

Lois Irwin joined the Prairie Valley School District on July 1, 2013. Here is a brief summary of her background in education.
 
 1999-2010        School Improvement Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
 1989-1999        Middle School Principal - Southern Cal Community School Distric
1996                 Doctorate in Education, Drake University
 1988-1989        Elementary Principal - Rockwell City Community School District
 1985 - 1988      MS/HS Guidance Counselor and Teacher - Rockwell City Community School District           
 1985                 Administrative Certification - Drake University
 1982-1985        Middle School Guidance Counselor and Teacher - Jefferson Community School District
 1978-1982        High School Guidance Counselor - Lohrville Community School District
 1976-1977        High School Guidance Counselor and Teacher - Hubbard Community School District
 1976                 Master of Arts in Counseling - Adams State College   Alamosa, Colorado
 1975                 Bachelor of Science - Willamette University    Salem, Oregon
 
 Priorities for 2013-14:   • Involve students and community in goal-setting
• Determine common vision for use of technology
•Promote instructional strategies that emphasize rigor and relevance (http://www.leadered.com/rrr.html)
 
 
  
 Dr. Irwin enjoys outdoor activities including swimming, horse back riding, and biking.  
 
 Children:  Pearl (Kent) Wuebker - Rockwell City;  Revai (Travis) Seiler - Atlanta Georgia
 Grandchildren:  Sophia  (5), Karson (3), Rylan (1) and Zander (2)