Nancy Bradley is a veteran educator and leader in the Dubuque Community School District. Her career spanned 47 years, during which she served the children, staff, and parents of the 11,000 student organization as a classroom teacher, reading consultant, principal, director of professional learning and planning, and director of elementary education. Her degrees include a BA in Elementary Education and Music from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in Educational Administration and Curriculum Development from the University of Minnesota, and Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership and Organization Development.
Nancy lead the district’s initiatives in mentoring and induction of new teachers and administrators, school and district improvement, faculty and staff professional learning, staff evaluation, and curriculum development. Throughout her professional career, she has served as an external evaluator for school districts and universities. She has been a frequent presenter and facilitator for education conferences and school disticts throughout Iowa and the United States. Her focus is consistently on organizational structures and system improvement as well as on recognizing and teaching the power and structures of well-defined processes, strong relationships, thorough communication, targeted improvement outcomes, strategic plans, and powerful leadership.
Nancy is a life-long United Methodist. She has served just about every leadership role in her local church and for several years chaired the Human Resources Committee of the Iowa Annual Conference. She enjoys good music, theater, service to church and community, and watching the wildlife and seasons change on the Mississippi River.