Ken Krumwiede (IA '96)
At the time of the Award, Ken Krumwiede was:Principal
Eisenhower Elementary School
Ken Krumwiede has joined the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in Iowa as a part-time quality learning consultant. His primary responsibilities include working with area principals on Balanced Leadership, a new program from McRel based on 30 years of research about the effects of leadership on student achievement. Prior to his retirement from principalship during the 2004-2005 school year, Mr. Krumwiede secured numerous grants including a U.S. Department Comprehensive School Reform Grant. He and his staff at Truman Elementary School were instrumental in working with the Iowa Department of Education in expanding brain compatible learning in Iowa schools. At the time of his award, Mr. Krumwiede was principal of Eisenhower Elementary School in Davenport, where he strove to be a visionary for his school and an innovator, "continually encouraging educators to take risks, making changes that improve programming for students, and implementing new strategies." Working with parents, students and staff, Mr. Krumwiede introduced new instruction delivery models to his elementary school, based on the middle school concept of team structure. In 1995, Mr. Krumwiede helped to secure a technology grant for his school that expanded avenues of instruction for teachers and provided new resources for students at all grade levels. Selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 1992, Mr. Krumwiede traveled to Russia to share American educational structures with Russian educators. In 1995, the U.S. Department of Education honored him as a National Distinguished Principal.