John Zimmerman

Grant Wood Area Education Agency - Regional administrator - Serving Cedar Rapids Schools

John Zimmerman

Phone: 319-399-6900


What are the responsibilities of your office or department? 
Supervisor of our building based staff that support our schools. We partner with the executive team on school improvement measures. I also oversee and supervise the Literacy Consultants at GWAEA. 

Professional History: 
I taught elementary school for eight years. Five of those years were at Wilson in Cedar Rapids as a third and fourth grade teacher. I served as middle school and elementary principal for Eldora-New Providence school district for two years. I served as elementary principal at Linn-Mar for 8 years and have just finished my third year with GWAEA.

Fun Facts about John: 
Working with so many great people in our district is the most rewarding part of the job. To see the system work from a broad level. Fascinates me to know that each part of the system is vital to the others. I have two kids and want them to exceed their potential in academics and the entire school experience. Knowing that other parents share that makes me want to continually improve our education system. 

I love the the outdoors, fishing, hunting, etc.. I am involved in coaching baseball and football for my sons. 

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