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Rita Martens

AIW Coach

Iowa Department of Education

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Iowa Department of Education

Background Information

Employment History

Lead Consultant, Iowa Core

Iowa , Inc.

English Teacher

Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA


Board Member
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation


Master of Science degree

PhD candidate

Iowa State University

Web References (16 Total References)

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Rita Martens - Iowa Department of Education

AIW Founders & Coaches | The Center for Authentic Intellectual Work [cached]

Rita Martens, Lead Coach

Rita Martens
As lead consultant, Rita provides leadership to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Iowa Core for the Iowa Department of Education. Prior to her current position, she has served as the secondary Literacy Consultant and a school accreditation specialist for the state of Iowa. Rita was a classroom English teacher for 24 years; during this time she provided leadership to a variety of district and school improvement initiatives. Rita holds a Master of Science degree and is currently a PhD candidate at Iowa State University. She is currently a Lead AIW Coach for Scavo Alternative Program in the Des Moines Public Schools.

School Library Monthly - Common Core Standards [cached]

In an April 2011 presentation to the Iowa Association of School Librarians, Rita Martens of the Iowa Department of Education identified five key areas in which librarians can support the implementation of Common Core Standards:

"Obviously, if you could catch kids ... [cached]

"Obviously, if you could catch kids when they start to miss school, early in that stage and really actively pursue them coming to school, you're much more likely to keep them in school," says Rita Martens, a consultant for the the Iowa Department of Education who handles curriculum and standards.

"We've had some really strong alternative programming in the state, where students who are at risk of dropping out are placed in an alternative school setting," she says.

The Center for Authentic Intellectual Work | The Center for Authentic Intellectual Work [cached]

Rita Martens

Rita Martens Lead Coach

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