Who We Are

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Iowa ASCD . . . the source for educational leadership

Iowa ASCD is the source for developing instructional leadership. Serving more than 700 educators - teachers, principals, superintendents, directors of curriculum, technology specialists, college professors, AEA staff, instructional coaches, pre-service and graduate students - Iowa ASCD strives to develop the collaborative capacity to impact the learning of each and every student in Iowa.

Iowa ASCD - "translating research into evidence-based practice"

  • Has a membership of more than 700 Iowa educators.

  • Publishes The Source on the first and third Friday of each month except July with special editions based on interest and needs of the membership.

  • Works with state and national legislators, the Iowa Department of Education, and education partners and committees to inform and influence state and national education policy.

  • Sponsors conferences, institutes and other professional development opportunities throughout the year that share evidence-based practices.

  • Provides the Iowa Curriculum Leadership Academy, developing the capacity of systems to increase student learning.

  • Features both institutes and academies to keep educators responsible for curriculum, instruction, and assessment "on the cutting edge."

  • Includes opportunities for members' participation on numerous Iowa ASCD committees.


Our agenda is education.  Our nonprofit organization represents all aspects of public and nonpublic education from the classroom to the boardroom, from early childhood education through the university levels.  While some organizations represent specific or singular interests in education, Iowa ASCD’s membership is broader and more encompassing.   We are at the forefront of learning and teaching.

We know what works.

We know how children learn based on more than 70 years of evidence from educators in all job roles. Our professional association prides itself on our in-depth knowledge of best educational practices.  We care about what is good for kids, and when it comes to education, we can provide insight and knowledge to help improve education for all learners.

We want to help.

Iowa ASCD is a state affiliate of ASCD, one of the largest education associations worldwide.  We share research and evidence-based information and perspectives. Contact us to discuss education issues and policy or to get trusted information on education.  We are Iowa's educators; we know what works and we want to help.

Iowa ASCD Constitution - 2023-2028

Iowa ASCD Strategic Plan