Meet the Board
Dubuque Community School District Board of Education for 2015-2016
|Mike Donohue, President
2019 Wedgewood Drive, Asbury, Iowa 52002
Mike Donohue was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and moved to Dubuque in 1994. He is a Regional President for U.S. Bank, overseeing 28 banking centers in Northeast Iowa, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Mike graduated with a double major in math and business management from Luther College in 1982 and a MBA from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 1992. He has been actively involved in leadership positions with many community organizations including Hillcrest Family Services, Hills & Dales, Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Luther Manor Foundation and Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Mike and his wife, Jeanie, have two daughters.
|Tami Ryan, Vice President
853 Dorothy Kay Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003
Tami grew up in Dubuque and graduated from Hempstead High School. She moved back to Dubuque in 1999. Tami has been a substitute teacher in the district for the past 10 years. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor with the University of Dubuque supervising student teachers. Tami and her husband Steve are co-owners of Wendy’s Restaurants. She serves on the Board of the Finley Health Foundation and continues to be involved in other community organizations.
14203 Barrington Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003
Tom Barton has spent his entire life in Dubuque, the best small city in America. After two terms on the board from 2001-06, Tom took a breather and chose to not seek re-election. He then successfully ran again in 2011, making this his third term. He’s the founder and president of Barton Wealth Management. Tom is a past chairman of the board for the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce and is heavily involved as a Dubuque community leader. His kids Matt and Katie attend Dubuque public schools and his wife, Barb, is a fundraising professional at Mercy Hospital.
2400 Samantha Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52002
Craig Beytien was born in Minnesota and grew up in Kansas City. There, along with his parents and two siblings, Craig attended public schools and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1982. He began his business career in educational publishing with Macmillan in Kansas and then in California before he joined McGraw-Hill in 1988 as College Textbook Editor. He worked his way up the corporate ladder to a position of Vice President of Product Development at McGraw-Hill over 16 years. In 2004, Craig joined forces with a former colleague in a publishing consulting firm (The Grandview Group), where he is Executive VP and a Partner. Craig, his wife Alyson, and his three sons, Spencer, Joshua, and Zachary moved to Dubuque in 2003. Craig is an active Rotarian (Club President 2013-14), serves on the Board of Directors for the Keystone AEA, is the Board President for Dubuque Teacher Credit Union, and is a Commissioner on the City’s Long Range Planning Advisory Committee.
2478 Beacon Hill, Dubuque, IA 52003
Originally from Protivin, Iowa, Jim is a retired chemistry and physics teacher from Senior High School. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Dubuque. Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Loras College and a master of science degree in physics education from the University of Wisconsin, Superior. In the community, Jim is a member of the City of Dubuque Long Range Planning and Advisory Commission, is active in buildings and grounds at St. Raphael’s Cathedral in Dubuque, and is a high school football official. He and his wife Lois have three adult children, Kari, Kristin and Katie.
2534 Marywood Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Terra Siegert is originally from St. Donatus, Iowa, located about 10 miles south of Dubuque. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1996 and went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree in biology and English from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She later studied at the Universiteit Leiden in Leiden, The Netherlands, receiving a master of science degree in molecular biology. Terra and her husband Tony have three daughters, Allison, Lola and Stella. In the community, Terra is also involved with the St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society and the Dubuque WIN (Working Iowa Neighbors) Committee.
16674 Wittman Hamm Ct.,Dubuque, IA 52001
Lisa Wittman grew up just south of Dubuque in Key West, attending public and parochial schools through eighth grade. She then attended Senior High School, graduating in 1978. Lisa has worked in banking since high school and is currently a vice president/credit analyst at Fidelity Bank & Trust in Dubuque. Lisa’s husband Gary is a teacher and coach in the Dubuque Community Schools. The Wittmans raised five children (Tammy, Ted, Tonya, Ty and Timothy), all graduating from Dubuque public schools. Outside of work, Lisa is director of the Dubuque Grey Ribbon Crusade 5K fundraiser. Her love for athletics and being involved keeps her busy volunteering her time.
2300 Chaney Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
As superintendent of schools, Stan serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Education. The son of two public school teachers, he assumed the superintendent position in 2012 after a variety of roles in education. Most recently he served as executive director of human resources for the Dubuque Community School District. Before coming to Dubuque, he was principal at Junior/Senior High School in Wilton, Iowa. He has also been an associate principal and activities director, dean of students, and high school social studies teacher. Stan holds a bachelor’s degree from Loras College, a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and a certificate of advanced studies (superintendent’s license) from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a veteran of the United States Army and was the recipient of the Bronze Star.