Jared Ackerman2015 All-iowa cohort at University of Northern iowa
Mr. Ackerman collaborated with Physics and Industrial Technology teachers to build catapults/trebuchets. The catapults were used as a reward in our October PBIS assembly to students of character.
Jared was involved in a community leadership program through the city of Sioux Center. One of his experiences included a trip to the capital building in Des Moines. Pictured above, the group is meeting with our local state Senator, Randy Feenstra.
Pictured here is another opportunity through the Sioux Center Leadership program. The program met monthly to focus on successful leadership strategies and to learn about the vision of the community and its businesses.
Sioux Center Leadership was an excellent program for Jared to learn successful leadership strategies, understand the vision of the city, learn about the businesses involved in the community, and to network with other leaders in Sioux Center.
Jared learned ways to continue engaging with
students throughout the year. This TK class lost their Gingerbread man, and Mr. Ackerman found and returned him. Jared then read the class a story about another gingerbread man who had gotten lost in school
Mr. Ackerman returning the "lost" gingerbread man to the TK class
Mr. Ackerman serves as one of the Therapy Dog handlers at Kinsey Elementary. Jared was part of a proposal process to the district's board of education to bring a therapy dog in to support students. Casa, the therapy dog, comes into school every day and works with students at all levels.
Jared spends time throughout the year teaching expectations to all students in the school. This class is learning about bathroom expectations in the picture above. We have learned the importance to teaching school-wide expectations to all kids.
Mr. Ackerman helps to recognize kids through PBIS for all kinds of accomplishments. This particular picture is a student receiving a "Worthy Warrior" for working hard in class.