DC West Schools Foundation is a coalition of community advocates united to inspire educational opportunities in support of students and staff by providing sustainable funds beyond traditional resources.

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Meet the Board: Traci Gratopp, Director

DC West Schools Foundation is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. Meet the board members making things happen behind the scenes! Traci Gratopp, Director What led you to want to join the board? I was a public-school special education teacher for many years.  I think the DC West Schools Foundation can offer a variety…

Alumni Spotlight — Gerardo Najera-Preciado, DC West Class of 2015

Gerardo Najera attended DC West High School for his Senior year and graduated in 2015. During his time at DC West, he ran on the cross country and track teams. In cross country, he medaled at the State competition and was selected for All-State in Class C. After graduation, Gerardo attended Iowa Western followed by…

Meet the Board: Heather Cox, Treasurer

DC West Schools Foundation is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. Meet the board members making things happen behind the scenes! Heather Cox, Treasurer What led you to want to join the boardI wanted to give back to the school and the community in a different role. What do you enjoy doing outside of…

Meet the Board: Jim Knott, Secretary

Jim Knott, Board Secretary (note taker) What led you to want to join the board? There was a desire to continue to have a school administrator on the Foundation Board after Mr. Krusemark left three years ago. I drew the shortest straw and the rest is history.  Actually, I agreed to fill the vacant spot because…