Lisa Remy - Secretary

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Superintendent, WDSM Schools - West Des Moines, IA

Lisa Remy, Ed.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in Spanish teaching, Superintendent’s certification, and doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

Lisa began her career in education as a Spanish teacher in Hudson.   She later served as high school Principal at Hudson. She came to the West Des Moines Community Schools in 2000, serving as Associate Principal at Valley High School, Principal of Indian Hills Junior High, and Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and today she is Superintendent of West Des Moines Community Schools.

The Iowa Association of School Boards presented Remy with its Better Boardsmanship Superintendents Award of Honor, and the New Tech Network has recognized her for the work the district is doing with project-based learning. Remy is part of West Des Moines Rotary; a board member of Junior Achievement, the West Des Moines Chamber, the West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation, the Greater Des Moines Partnership Talent Development board, the Youth Justice Initiative Advisory Council; secretary and board member of the National School Foundation; a former board member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership; vice president of the Global K-12 Education Research Association; and a volunteer with United Way’s Day of Caring.  In February 2018, she was named one of the "17 People Making a Difference from 2017" by the Des Moines' Western Suburbs Business Journal.

Remy has been married to her husband, Wayne, for 28 years, and they have one adult daughter, Emma.

I am passionate about the work school foundations due because I see every day the increasing demands on teachers and the diminishing resources schools receive.  School foundations assist schools in preparing graduates who possess the essential skills and integrity to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems as a confident citizen, embracing our diverse and changing world.