The Path to Higher Ed is a SchooLinks hosted podcast community that explores trending topics and issues in the area of college and career readiness. Our featured guests are pushing education forward by constantly learning from, innovating and applying their college and career readiness practices. Listen to gain their insights and apply them to your own college and career readiness practices.
Today, we’re speaking with Tim Felderman, High School Principal at West Delaware Community School District. Listen in as he shares his thoughts on student-centered instruction and the impact of diversity within the West Delaware Community School District.
About Tim Felderman
Tim Felderman has served as a principal, assistant principal, and agricultural education instructor since 2000. He is currently the High School Principal at West Delaware Community School District in Manchester, Iowa.
Focused on assessment for learning, relevance and rigor in curriculum design, and teacher leadership with collaboration, Tim’s core belief system revolves around student recognition systems and student centered instruction. His work in engaging students in a rural, increasingly diverse socioeconomic school district relies on building strong relationships between teachers, students, parents, and community members.
Tim has demonstrated leadership during his administrative experiences by coordinating learning opportunities via:
DelCo STEM BEST program (work-based learning)
Project Lead the Way
Standards based grading
1:1 device implementation
Partnering businesses and classrooms
Common Core implementation
About West Delaware Community School District
West Delaware High School offers:
Project Lead the Way Classes
1:1 Chromebooks for all students
Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) courses
NICC Career Pathways in Automotive, Agriculture, Business, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering
Over 20 college credit courses
On-line course options
83 IGHSAU/IHSAA State Qualifying Teams
24 IGHSAU/IHSAA State Finals Appearances
7 State Championship Teams
Numerous All State Athletes, Musicians, Vocalist and Speech Contestants
Over 100 WaMaC Conference Championships
Over 30 extra-curricular activities
70+ vocalists/groups selected to sing the National Anthem at State Tournament events and the Governor’s Scholar Program
Multiple Merit Scholar Award recipients
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