Tammy Wawro, a teacher on release from Cedar Rapids, was elected the Iowa State Education Association’s (ISEA) president in April 2012 and reelected to a second term in April 2015 by member delegates who attended the ISEA’s annual meeting in Des Moines. Tammy has been involved in a variety of association roles throughout her career. She received National Board Certification in 1999. Tammy received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995, a master’s degree in educational technology in 2002 and her EdD in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in 2015.
Tammy was a trainer for the National Education Association’s (NEA) Family School Community Partnership and a presenter for the Center for Collaborative Solutions. She was named winner of the Mildred Middleton Mentoring Leadership Award in 2006. She served on the Iowa Department of Education’s Council on Educator Development which was established by the Iowa General Assembly to study the efficacy of Iowa’s current statewide teacher and administrator evaluator systems. Tammy also served on the Iowa Department of Education’s Assessment Task Force which was commissioned by the General Assembly to study the state’s assessment needs and to recommend a new state assessment for public and accredited nonpublic schools.
Tammy is married with three children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.