Bettendorf Community School District Announces New Administrators For 2022-23 Year
The Bettendorf Community School District is announcing recent selections for district administrators beginning their new positions for the 2022-2023 school year.
Grant Wood Elementary
We are pleased to announce that Jillian Bresnan has been selected as the Grant Wood Elementary Principal beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, pending board approval.
Bresnan is currently the middle school dean of students at Cardinal Academy in the Maquoketa Community School District. She has also served as an instructional coach and high school English teacher.
Bresnan received a B.A. in Secondary Education from Mount St. Clare College, Clinton. She earned a Masters of Education in Literacy & Learning from Walden University in Minneapolis. She also has a Masters of Educational Instructional Leadership from Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA.
Bresnan is a passionate, resourceful educational leader dedicated to providing a safe learning environment, constant improvement for students and teachers, and encouraging open communication, as well as student achievement and professional growth.
Mark Twain Elementary
We are pleased to announce that Chad Uhde will be moving to the position of Mark Twain Elementary Principal beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, pending board approval.
Uhde is currently an associate principal at Bettendorf Middle School. He has worked in the Bettendorf Community School District since 1998 in a variety of teaching and administrative positions including: interim associate principal at Mark Twain Elementary, Dean of Students at Bettendorf High School. At Bettendorf MIddle School he has served as an instructional coach, 7th grade science teacher, and athletic director. Prior to coming to Bettendorf, he taught science and language arts in the Davenport Community School District.
Uhde received a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa. He earned a Masters of Education from Graceland University and another in Educational Administration from St. Ambrose University.
Uhde is looking forward to using his skills and experiences to achieve high levels of success for students and staff.
Dean of Students
Bettendorf Middle School
We are pleased to announce that Allison Holland has been selected as the dean of students at Bettendorf Middle School, pending board approval.
Holland is currently the school administrative manager at Williams Junior High in the Davenport Community School District. She has also served as a lead and model teacher, 3rd grade teacher and 5th grade teacher at Madison Elementary in the Davenport CSD. Previously, she taught language arts, social studies and science at North Scott Jr. High. She has also taught math, science and social studies at Weeks Middle School in the Des Moines Public School District.
Holland received a B.A. in Middle School and Elementary Teaching, K-8 reading endorsement and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa.
She has experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, parents and staff. She is also a leader with experience in supporting school improvement both behaviorally and academically.