Executive Director


Iowa ASCD Executive Director

Lou Howell

2555 Pine Circle
Urbandale, IA  50322

Phone:  515.229.4781

E-Mail:  L1313@mchsi.com or louhowell@iowaascd.org 

Goals of Executive Director:  To build collective capacity of the board of directors and the organization by achieving the following:

  • By December 31, 2014, demonstrate influence of Iowa ASCD at the state and national level as evidenced by conversations and meeting with the Director of Iowa Department of Education, training of Iowa ASCD Board of Directors and at least 50 members, participation in "on the hill" visits at both the state and national level, and participation in partnerships (e.g., ISEA, SAI). 
  • By December 31, 2014, demonstrate increased service to members, as evidenced by training/professional learning of board members, maintaining membership of 1000 educators, providing effective and timely communications (e.g., The Source,  Twitter, welcomes, renewal notices, increased professional learning opportunities [e.g., grade-level opportunities focused on The Core/RTI/Technology, curriculum academy, summer institutes, fall institutes], connections at state-wide and national meetings)
  • By December 31, 2014,demonstrate increased use of technology by board and members as evidenced by "hits" on web site, Twitter followers, blogs, webinars, pod casts, digital newsletters, and virtual meetings.


Summary of Lou's Work in Januar, 2012 - June, 2013

ASCD Handbook for Affilliate Executive Directors