Two Waukee Admins Move Into New Roles
The Waukee Board of Education approved the recommendation to appoint Chris Bergman as the Executive Director of Waukee CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) and Brady Fleming as the principal for Timberline School at the January 13 Board of Education meeting.
Chris is currently the principal at South Middle School (SMS) and Brady is an assistant principal at Waukee High School (WHS). These position changes will not become effective immediately.
Brady will officially assume his duties on July 1, 2015, but will be heavily involved from this point forward in facility decisions and the staffing process for Timberline. The staffing process for Timberline (transfers and new hires) will begin next fall. Brady will continue in his assistant principal role throughout the 2014-15 school year. The process of filling Brady’s position at WHS will begin in January of 2015. Timberline School is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015 and will serve students in grades eight and nine.
Chris will assume her new duties as executive director of CAPS on July 1, 2014 and will facilitate and guide the implementation of CAPS satellite programs for the 2014-15 school year. The CAPS facility is slated to open for the 2016-17 school year. Chris will be heavily involved in the building design and construction process. The process of filling Chris’ position at SMS will begin immediately.
“I want to congratulate both Brady and Chris on these new career opportunities. They have proven to be exceptional leaders and I know they will do a tremendous job in these new roles serving our students and staff.” Dr. David Wilkerson, superintendent of Waukee Schools said.
Chris brings with her 23 years of teaching experience. She helped create and launch Drake’s K-12 Talented and Gifted on-line endorsement throughout the state of Iowa and has facilitated graduate courses in Talented and Gifted at the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. Before becoming the principal at South Middle School, she spent four years working in Extended Learning Program positions for Waukee Schools. Chris has a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education and in March of 2012, she completed her second Masters in Educational Leadership through Viterbo University.
“I am looking forward to seeing the world through the eyes and hearts of students at CAPS. Their passions ignite my love for learning,” Chris said.
Brady brings with him 15 years of education experience. He began his teaching career in Johnston and taught at the middle school level for nine years. Brady has a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Performance Development from Drake University, a Specialist degree in PK-12 Principalship from the University of South Dakota and is currently working toward a doctorate degree.
“I am excited to lead in a highly successful school district that focuses on the right work and expects continual growth. I look forward to supporting high-performing teachers and staff members as we work together to help every student succeed,” Brady said.