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Marcia Powell

  • Strawberry Point, IA, US
  • 5-12 Teaching and Collaboration for Gifted and Talented Students
  • Science, Social Studies, Technology, Other (fill-in-blank) | 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Teaching for 25 years

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In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers. Fred Rogers

3 THINGS I BELIEVE 1. Change happens in life, climate, and learning. And as a teacher, I better adapt to all of them. 2. The world is full of different wavelengths. If you only tune to one band, you miss the big picture. 3. God loves people, without condition. WE impose the limits. #relationships #pbl #udl #edtech #edtransformation

Professional experience

My current job title: 

Teacher Leader/Gifted Coordinator


5-12 Teaching and Collaboration for Gifted and Talented Students


Oelwein Community Schools

City / town: 


State, province, or region: 



United States

My school would best be described as: 


Percentage of students at my school who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program: 

51 to 75%

Years (including this school year) I have been a classroom teacher: 


Years (including this school year) I have worked in education: 


Name of my union or association: 

National Education Association (or one of its local/state affiliates)

Professional organizations: 


Education and preparation

University or other program that initially prepared me to teach: 

Iowa State University

I was initially prepared to teach in this type of program: 

Traditional undergraduate college/university preparation

I took part in a subsequent preparation program of this type: 

Graduate program

Subsequent university or other program that prepared me to teach: 

University of Northern Iowa

College/university degrees: 

MA, Science Education, BA, Chemistry, BA, Environmental Studies

State certifications, endorsements, or licenses: 

IA- Master Educator, All Sciences


Leadership roles I play or have played: 

Conference speaker or panelist
Curriculum developer beyond my classroom
Provider of school-based PD
Afterschool summer activity coordinator
Supervisor of student teacher(s)
Teacher of online courses
Other activities

Other leadership roles: 


Education interests and goals

Other interests: 

Response to Intervention, Online and Blended Learning Collaboration

One positive change I hope to see in our schools: 

Shifting power structures from permissive to collaborative environments on all levels to help student-engagement.

What I’m learning about now: 

Competency-based learning and blended learning collaboratives are my classroom reflections for right now. Coaching and mentoring is also of interest.

My current leadership goal: 

Transformation and a redesign of the system is of interest to me.


I would be very interested in a hybrid role that allowed me to: 

Co-teach with another so we collaborated on an online LMS platform for learning with students in different areas.

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