In Memoriam

DEA President Remembers Kathy Williams

To DEA Members:  It is with profound grief that I am writing to inform our members that one of DEA’s most noble and caring friends, Kathy Williams, passed away on May 29th, 2020. Kathy was a talented and dedicated teacher, an education association colleague, and a passionate leader from the local to the national level.   Kathy taught in the Davenport Community School District for thirty-nine years at Lincoln and Harrison Elementary… Continue reading DEA President Remembers Kathy Williams

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

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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

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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