CSCA Graduates

The School Culture Advocate Certification recognizes educators who excel at research-driven best practices for building a positive school climate and culture. Completing this continuing education coursework provides educators with the necessary tools to create welcoming spaces for underrepresented populations, engage students in civic dialogue, and ensure that all students feel safe and supported in school. Graduates are equipped to lead purposeful professional development, form effective partnerships with community stakeholders, and transform the culture of their district to prepare all students for their next steps. 

The completion of the CSCA program is a huge achievement, and we commend our teachers’ commitment and are proud to announce our inaugural class of Certified School Culture Advocates!

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Graduates!

Chelsea Haaland – Waukee School District, Waukee, IA

Lisa Newgard – Cedar Falls, IA

Past Graduates:

Amber Cravens –  Wilson Elementary School, Davenport, IA

Molly Donahue – Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Meri Edel – Marshalltown High School, Marshalltown, IA

Jennifer Hobson – Hampton-Dumont Middle School, Hampton, IA

Sara McGarvey – Buckingham, IA

Rachelle Michael – Cedar Falls School District, Cedar Falls, IA

Timothy Murphy – Waukee High School, Waukee, IA

Heather Pohlman – Ute, IA

Jamie Sebring – Taft Middle School, Cedar Rapids, IA

Rebecca Shattuck – Des Moines, IA

Michelle Weber – Dubuque, IA

To learn how you, too, can become a Certified School Culture Advocate, visit us at!