On Wednesday, March 4, interviews were conducted with the three finalists for the ADM 7-12 Activities Director; involved were an interview team of coaches/directors and an interview team of administrators/board members. Also included in the process was a tour of district facilities, meeting the current interim AD, meeting Booster Club representatives, and several ADM students. Grundmeyer Leader Services facilitated feedback from every individual on the formal interview teams and presented that data to Superintendent Greg Dufoe, administrative team and board representatives.
After reviewing all feedback, Superintendent Dufoe is pleased to name Rod Wiebers as the next 7-12 Activities Director at ADM Community Schools; pending successful completion of the required formal background check and School Board approval. Rod will officially begin his duties this summer and work with interim ADM AD, Larry Mokelstad on transition plans this spring.
After teaching and coaching at Melcher-Dallas CSD for one year, Rod has spent the past 17 years as a teacher and coach at Johnston CSD. He has also served as a School Administration Manager (SAM) since 2010. Rod has worked with the Johnston AD and Assistant AD in event management since 2014. He teaches Business courses and has been involved with standards-based grading, MTSS, Crisis Team, and various other initiatives at Johnston. Rod has coached a number of sports through his teaching career, including serving as Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the football team the past 17 years. Rod earned his BA in Business Education with concentrations in accounting and economics from Buena Vista University in 2002. He earned his MA in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa in 2010.
Rod’s wife, Joy, is the Executive Director of Student Services and Equity for the Johnston CSD; Rod and Joy have two children, Eli age 11 and Grace age 7. When asked about the position, Rod shared: “I am thrilled to be joining the Tiger Family and excited about the tremendous opportunities that are present at ADM for the students and the community. I can’t wait to get to work with the outstanding leadership at ADM, the tremendous coaches, sponsors, and directors, but most of all I’m looking forward to working with students to make the ADM activity experience the best it can be.”
Superintendent Greg Dufoe stated: “We are excited to have Rod and his family joining us at ADM! He brings a strong student-centered approach along with a well-defined plan and vision for leading the ADM activities department. His experiences and passion for the work of an AD are exemplary. He leads collaboratively, with humility and genuineness. Rod is eager to get started working with the students, staff, and community members of ADM. We welcome Rod, Joy, and their children to the ADM Tiger Family.”