Tyler Strodtman - Vice President - Middle School/Junior High
My name is Tyler Strodtman, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board as the VP for middle school programs. I just finished my second year as middle school counselor at West Branch Middle School, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Iowa State and did my school counseling work at Northern Iowa University. As a non-teacher by trade, I had some anxiety about finding my niche as a counselor, and ironically, I think I've found it in focusing on academic success. One of the hallmarks of my program is helping students work on academic self-concept and motivation.
When my wife Josie (a vocational counselor) and I aren't at work, we're mostly spending time with family and our two Great Danes (Penny and Bruno), and we're excited to welcome our first child in September.
I'm excited to bring my perspective to the board and learn from all Iowa school counselors.