Board of Education

Fort Madison Community School District

October 21, 2019
  • School Board Meeting
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 4, 2019
  • Board Work Session
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 18, 2019
  • School Board Meeting
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Tim Wondra

Board President

Term ends: 11/2021

Tim.Wondra@fmcsd.org

Dianne Hope

Vice President

Term ends: 11/2019

Dianne.Hope@fmcsd.org

Jared Hotop

Board Member

Term ends: 11/2019

Jared.Hotop@fmcsd.org

Carol Ross

Board Member

Term ends: 11/2019

Carol.Ross@fmcsd.org

Carol graduated from FMHS in 1992 and then attended the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  She took and passed the CPA exam in May of 1996. 
 
Carol lived in Cedar Falls until 1998 when she moved back to Fort Madison and started working for Ann Menke, CPA which is now Menke & Company. 
 
She currently live in West Point with her husband Troy and her children Nathaniel who is a senior at FMHS and Emily who is in 7th grade at FMMS. 
 
Carol enjoys reading, watching her kids in their activities – band, softball, and volleyball. She is involved in two of our PTOs.  Her first PTO involvement was on the Denmark PTO when her son was in Kindergarten. She has since been involved with the Lincoln PTG and FMMS PTO as treasurer.  She recently joined the Fort Madison Kiwanis organization.
 
Carol is most passionate about improving the education for the kids in our district.  She has been on the board since September of 2015 and has gone to the IASB conference in November every year.  Additionally she attended the PLC training conference in St. Charles in June of 2017.

Lois DiPrima

Board Member

Term ends: 11/2019

Lois.DiPrima@fmcsd.org

Lois is a graduate of Graceland University.  She has her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Art and has multiple hours in continuing education. Lois holds both Iowa and Texas teaching licenses.

She taught Spanish and English in Weslaco, Tx in a program for four year olds and received her Bi-Lingual endorsement in Texas.  After teaching in Texas for three years she moved back to Illinois in 1977, where she worked as a Social Coordinator in a nursing home.  In 1979, she began working at Lincoln Elementary School teaching reading, and later art. Lois taught art for 37 years in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th, and later taught art part time for three years at Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary.
 
Upon retirement, she was elected to our school board.  In the summer she works as a 19th century  crafts demonstrator at the Joseph Smith Historic Site.  In the winter she works as a guide and a substitute. Lois is still actively involved in the music department. 
 
Lois shares that having a blended family has given her 8 grandchildren, and there are two more on the way!  Her hobbies include 19th century crafts, gardening, reading native american studies, music, art, and sewing. 

Brian Steffensmeier

Board Member

Term ends: 11/2021

Brian.Steffensmeier@fmcsd.org

Brad Menke

Board Member

Term ends: 11/2021

Brad.Menke@fmcsd.org