Serving Our Schools and Community
The Johnston Community School District Board of Education is made up of seven elected community members and two student representatives. Board elections are held every two years. Each board member brings a unique perspective to the district and uses background experiences, current practice, and feedback from district stakeholders to guide their decision-making process. The Johnston Community School District Board of Education works closely with the Iowa School Board Association to ensure compliance on all matters.
Greg Dockum, Board President
Term expires 2019
4804 77th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Greg and his wife, Mary Ellen, have lived in the Johnston School District since 1989. Their three children and son-in-law are all Johnston graduates: Sam (JHS Class of 2007) and Kari Leahy (JHS Class of 2008), Chris (JHS Class of 2011), and Abby (JHS Class of 2014). Greg received his MBA degree from Drake University and has been employed as Finance Department Vice President at West Bank for the past 12 years. He was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and has earned the Iowa Association of School Boards’ Better Boardsmanship Award each year between 2012 and 2017. He currently serves as the IASB representative on the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control.
Contact Greg: Phone 515-278-1705 | Email: email@example.com
Jill Morrill, Board Vice President
Term expires 2019
7717 Goodman Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322
Jill and her husband Jim have three children who have attended Johnston schools since 1991. Micaelah graduated from JHS in 2000, UMASS in 2004, and Tufts University in 2012. Ben graduated from JHS in 2005, UNI in 2009, and Middle Tennessee State University in 2014. Kiera graduated from JHS in 2010 and the University of Iowa in 2014. Jill is a graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Jill has served on numerous district committees, and Board committees. Jill served as the Iowa Association of School Board’s District Director 5a from 2014-2018 and has received the IASB Better Boardsmanship Award 2009-2018.
Contact Jill: Phone 515-201-9625 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin was born and raised in the Johnston School District. He and his wife, Tiffany, graduated from JHS in 1993. Their son, Grant, is in 9th grade at Johnston Middle School and their daughter, Audrey, is in 6th grade at Summit. Justin has been active in the Johnston community coaching youth sports and academic teams, as well as volunteering for school and alumni events. He has been an Assistant Polk County Attorney for 15 years. Justin was elected to the board in 2017.
Contact Justin: Phone 515-205-8193 | Email: email@example.com
Marci and her husband Kelly have lived in Johnston since 2003 and are the proud parents of two Johnston graduates. Sam graduated in 2016 and Sophie graduated in 2017. She served on the Johnston Community School District Board of Education from 2009–2017 and continues to be an active volunteer for numerous organizations in the community. Marci is a registered nurse and is currently the Manager of Corporate Health for Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa. Marci was appointed to the board in February 2019.
Contact Marci: Phone: 515-5532237 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Term expires 2019
8905 NW 72nd Place
Johnston, IA 50131
Deb and her husband, Don, have lived in the Johnston Community School District since 1995. They have two daughters. Emma is a 2012 graduate of Johnston High School and attended Drake University. Sarah is a 2016 graduate of Johnston High School. Deb graduated from the University of Iowa with majors in economics and industrial relations. She worked for Principal Real Estate Investors for 20 years. She is currently employed in the commercial mortgage department at American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. Deb was elected to the school board in 2011.
Contact Deb: Phone 515-259-4015 | Email: email@example.com
Steven and his wife Bethany are native Iowans who moved to the district in 2014. Their twin boys, Sam and Quinn, attend third grade at Wallace Elementary. Steven is an 11-year public educator and currently serves as the curriculum technology coordinator for Ankeny Schools. He holds a master’s in educational leadership and an undergraduate degree in elementary education, both from Iowa State University, and was selected as a Google Certified Innovator in 2016. Steven was elected to the board in 2017 and looks forward to serving the Johnston community.
Contact Steven: Phone 515-231-2965 | Email: Steven.Hopper@johnston.k12.ia.us
Jeanie and her husband Jeff have lived in Johnston since 2002. They have three children, Joe (8th grade), Josh (6th grade), and Elsa (4th grade). Jeanie attended Drake University and earned a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters in Public Administration. Jeanie continued her education at the University of Iowa where she obtained her Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She recently completed her Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University. She has spent more than 15 years practicing in a variety of areas in Social Work including, treatment facilities, schools and medical clinics. Jeanie continues to consult and provide clinical supervision for therapists. She has started her 11th year at Des Moines Area Community College as a Professor in Human Services. Jeanie is active is supporting youth activities and volunteering in the community. She was elected to the board in 2017.
Contact Jeanie: Phone 515-783-2779 | Email: Jeanie.Kerber@johnston.k12.ia.us
Marie Johnson is a high school senior who moved to Johnston her sophomore year. She participates in many activities including mock trial, academic decathlon, student council, Best Buddies, and tennis. She is also the Student Body Vice President. During her senior year, Marie will intern at a physical therapist’s office. She has one older brother who graduated from Johnston in 2017
Contact Marie: Twitter @JCSD_StudentRep
Aubrey McCombs is a senior at Johnston High School and has attended Johnston schools since kindergarten. She is involved in multiple activities such as National Honor Society, National Council on Youth Leadership, Student Ambassadors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Best Buddies, SIAC committee representative, and Silvercord, along with playing softball and basketball. She is excited to get involved with the Board of Education to continuously improve our school district community.
Contact Aubrey: Twitter @JCSD_StudentRep