Foundation board votes to begin making long-term investments that will help sustain and improve the

Hello to all who call Shenandoah, Iowa, home. It has been almost six months since my last column, and oh my, have our environment and our world changed! Fortunately, I am not writing an update about the coronavirus, but I do want to share a couple of updates about our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. First, as all of you know by now, we have hired our first executive director, Jamie Burdorf. It is a privilege having Jamie join us and help lead our foundation board to new and exciting strategies to enhance the educational opportunities for our students and teachers. She is absolutely an awesome person who is full of energy and has many great ideas for us to consider. If you have not h

Cheri Kenyon, grateful for all that her parents did for her, and for all their support of her in edu

Cheri Kenyon, a member of the Shenandoah High School Class of 1975, says it’s hard to imagine that anyone has ever loved the community of Shenandoah and the local schools more than her late parents Harold and Carol Kenyon did. “Neither one of them was originally from Shenandoah, but it really became their home,” said Cheri, who is now 63 and divides time between her homes in Florida and North Carolina. “My dad and mom both to Shenandoah in 1956 – he from the Denison area and she from the Atlantic area – and they met when both were working at the Montgomery Ward store. I became their only child in 1957, then they built a house on Vista Avenue and they lived the rest of their lives in it. “T

New executive director Jamie Burdorf introduces herself in her first column here: “…best way to make

Hello to all of you supporters of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation! In case you missed the announcement at the end of June, my name is Jamie Burdorf and I was named as the very first executive director of the foundation. I am honored to be the first person to hold this position and I look forward to helping continue to do great things for the Shenandoah Community School District and community. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you get to know me. First of all, both my husband Aaron Burdorf and I grew up in the small town of Armstrong, Iowa. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve never heard of it, most people haven’t. It’s about 40 minutes east of Okoboji and is as far north in

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