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Mark Busch

Iowa Safe Schools
Director of Education
(He, Him, His) is the Director of Education at Iowa Safe Schools. He is excited to empower educators and school leaders across the state to learn about marginalized communities and develop welcoming classrooms through Iowa Safe Schools’ professional development opportunities. A proud graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Teaching in 2011 and Master of Arts in Science Education in 2018. With over six years of teaching experience in rural, suburban, and international classrooms, Mark designed meaningful curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners. He provided leadership in aligning curriculum to state standards, coordinating with area nonprofits for school programming, assessing district grading and reporting practices, reviewing district systems and supports for educating English language learners, and advocating for students will food insecurities.
In his free time, Mark enjoys jogging on the metro trails, roaming the aisles of home improvement stores, and surveying the local cuisine. Feel free to reach out to Mark to grab a cup of coffee and strike up an exciting conversation!