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Lunch with Thomas Ahart: CBPA Graduate Association
Fri, April 21, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Join Thomas Ahart, Ed.D, Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University MPA alum for lunch and networking on Friday, April 21 from Noon-1:00 p.m at Spaghetti Works.
The Drake University CBPA Graduate Association hosts events like this to help CBPA students make the most of their grad school experience through networking, mentorship, professional development and more!
Thomas Ahart, Ed.D, is the superintendent of schools for Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS), serving in that role since 2012. He joined DMPS as principal of Harding Middle School in 2008 and became Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in 2011. He has also served as the Director of Human Resources for Ankeny Community Schools, Director of Instruction for Marshalltown Community Schools, and as a school improvement consultant for Heartland Area Education Agency 11. Ahart also spent eleven years as a language arts teacher at high schools in Denison, IA, and Glenwood Springs, CO.
Ahart received a BA in speech and mass communications from the University of Denver, a Master’s of Public Administration from Drake University, school administrator certification through Iowa State University and an Education Specialist and Doctorate in Education Leadership from Drake University. He has been a resident of Des Moines since 2001.