Dwight H. Persels Scholarship

DEA 2020 Scholarship Winners

The DEA awarded three students the 2020 Dwight H. Persels Scholarships. Two recipients are chosen based on the highest GPA and the third is chosen from the highest GPA to a student who intends to study education. Each recipient is awarded $700. This year because of social distancing, we could not have our usual award… Continue reading DEA 2020 Scholarship Winners

Member Information

Iowa Schools Closed for the Year

To¬† DEA Members: This morning Governor Kim Reynolds stated during her 4-17-2020 press conference that all Iowa schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Though this declaration is not a complete surprise, it greatly saddens ours and all school districts throughout the state. In the past, students have traditionally had… Continue reading Iowa Schools Closed for the Year

Member Information

A Letter from the DEA President

Dear DEA Members, On Friday night, the Quad-City Times released an article about Davenport Schools that was widely shared, and it raised a lot of questions and concerns for DEA members. I was contacted by Dr. Kobylski last night and we have been in discussions about this. A team of DEA members is working this… Continue reading A Letter from the DEA President

Press Releases

Davenport Doing the Right Thing

Davenport Community School District employees received an email from Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski today regarding pay for employees during the school closure to contain the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Kobylski stated: "As a District, we intend to fulfill an internal, as well as a larger public purpose, by continuing to provide full pay to all… Continue reading Davenport Doing the Right Thing

National Board

Exploring National Board Certification

Ever wondered what NBCT means? Know someone who is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher? Curious about the process? Want to network and reflect on teaching? Looking for graduate credit? Then this class is for you! About: Jump Start is a blended course consisting of 4 in-person sessions along with individual work to complete on your… Continue reading Exploring National Board Certification