Board of Education Members

Board of Education Roles & Responsibilities

The key roles and responsibilities of the school board are to:

  • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  • Approve the district budget
  • Establish goals and evaluate outcomes
  • Adopt and evaluate policies
  • Delegate administrative responsibilities
  • Communicate with the community

Because the board is a governmental body, it can take action only by a majority vote at a legally called meeting. The individual board member’s major responsibility is to study, evaluate and, after consideration, vote in the interests of all students. School Board members are guardians of the public trust and through the policies they make, they establish the standards and philosophy by which district schools are run. Their ultimate responsibility is to determine the criteria used to evaluate how well the schools are run.

Your School Board

The Central DeWitt Community School Board has a five-member board of directors. The school board represents the people of the district as the legal body that establishes educational policies and sets goals and objectives for the district. The superintendent and staff under the board’s direction carry out these policies and goals. Terms are for four years and overlap to ensure continuity of board leadership. School board members receive no pay for their public service. The school board is accountable to you, the Central DeWitt CSD community, and to the state and federal government.

Regular Board meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month. Please check the Calendar on our website as dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

Please note: As per Iowa open records law, any e-mail to a member of the Central DeWitt Community School District’s Board of Directors is considered part of the public record.

Bob Gannon

Bob Gannon

1726 260th Ave.
Delmar, IA 52037

Elected: Nov. 2019
Term expires: Nov. 2023

Bob and his wife Dana along with three children reside in rural Welton. Bob is a graduate of Central High School and Iowa State University. Bob enjoys spending time with his family at sporting events and livestock shows.

Bob and Dana operate Welton Seed House, they sell and service area farmers crop input needs. In addition they also farm in rural Welton.

Angela Rheingans

Angela Rheingans

1312 Elm Ct
DeWitt, IA 52742

Elected: Sept. 2013
Term expires: Nov. 2025

Angela is a lifelong resident of DeWitt. She and her husband, Brent, are the parents of three children.

Angela is the Executive Director of the DeWitt Chamber & Development Company. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping and running. She believes in giving back to her community through volunteering and participating in the many activities DeWitt has to offer.

Geoff Blandin
Board Member

1101 Scenic Hill Lane
DeWitt, IA 52742

Elected: Sept. 2017
Term expires: Nov. 2025

Geoff has lived in DeWitt, with his wife Corrin, for over 20 years. They have four children. The entire family is actively involved in many groups and activities throughout DeWitt including 4-H, cross country, band, dance and robotics. Aside from community involvement, his family loves to cheer on the Cyclones, travel, and experience new things.

Geoff is a Civil Engineer, who focuses on assisting municipalities with capital projects and planning. Geoff enjoys reading, yard work and relaxing.

Cory HuffCory Huff
Board Member

1516 Mackin Dr.
DeWitt, IA 52742

Elected: Sept. 2015
Term expires: Nov. 2023

Cory Huff is a Financial Advisor with Noble Birch Wealth Management in Davenport.  Cory and his wife, Sharae, have lived in DeWitt since 2006.  They have two wonderful children, Taylor and Caden. His passions include spending time with his family and friends, coaching his kids various sports teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and playing the occasional round of golf.

Hannah A. PerroneHannah A. Perrone
Board Member

2745 221st St.
DeWitt, IA 52742

Elected: Sept. 2015
Term expires: Nov. 2023

For the past several years, Hannah has lived in DeWitt with her husband, Garrette Perrone. They have two children who are currently enrolled within the Central DeWitt Community School District. “Ever since our children were born, my husband and I have made it a priority to dedicate our time and energy to this community and those that reside here.

Hannah currently serves as the Marketing Director for The Group OBGYN, Revive at The Group, and Weight Management at The Group, where she is responsible for the marketing strategy and implementation. Prior to her current position, she was employed as Marketing Director at Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. and First Central State Bank.


Cyndie Johnson
Board Secretary/Treasurer