Iowa World
Language Association

Contact Us

IWLA is led by a Executive Board comprised of seven members. Please contact any of us with questions or concerns. The Executive Board meets several times per year with the Advisory Council to receive updates and advice about world language-related matters in Iowa.

Executive Board 2016-2017:


Jason Noble

Pella Christian School

Immediate Past-President:

Linda Quinn Allen

Iowa State University

President Elect:

Pamela Wesely

University of Iowa

Vice President:

Elizabeth Dentlinger

Nevada High School



Stacy Amling 

Des Moines Area Community College


Carrie Morris

Des Moines Area Community College 

Advocacy Chair:

Christine McCormick
Waukee Schools

Language Contacts:


Chele Raasch                    


Vance Byrd


Sachiko Murphy



Rosa Bailey


IWLA Advisory Council:

AATF President: Sheila Conrad

AATG President: Bill Carter

AATSP President: Kristine Jimenez

Japanese Association (JLCTIA): Sachiko Murphy

AMICI: Daniel Stoa

Chinese: VACANT

ACTFL Representative: Mary Stimmel (2016-17)

Central States Representative: Carrie Morris

Community College Representative: Sarah Rissler

Public University Representative: Pamela Wesely

Private College Representative: Coralie Turner/Amy Schumann

IA-NELL Representative: Kristel Saxton

Jr. High/Middle School Representative: Danielle Taha

IWLA Registration Chairperson: Sarah Rissler

IWLA Exhibit Chairperson: Christine McCormick

IWLA Conference Program Chairperson: Kerisa Baedke

IWLA Social Media & Historian: Elizabeth Dentlinger

National Board Certification Contacts in Iowa:

Sherri Condon
Cedar Rapids, IA

Sheri Crandall
Marion, Iowa 

Barb Harms

Marion, Iowa

Georgia Hollrah
Denison, Iowa

Kimberly Rojas

Bettendorf, IA

Susan Sandholm-Petersen
West Des Moines, IA

Beth Vander Wilt
Jefferson, Iowa


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