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Dr. Daniel Strohmyer

Assistant Professor, Department Chair of Educational Foundations - Buena Vista University


Through a variety professional experiences, a comprehensive and well-rounded education, professional development, and professional affiliations, I posess outstanding skills and background knowledge that make me an strong educational leader.Community involvement and a balanced lifestyle make me an equally effective role model. 


 As a teacher professional it is my responsibility to prepare teacher candidates for a highly competitive world:

  • To create a learning environment where students develop a deep understanding of their content area and how it applies to their futures.
  • To provide every student the chance to explore and enjoy the learning process through differentiated instruction, technology integration, and opportunities to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge within theoretical and authentic realms.
  • To educate students in a manner that encourages them to be lifelong learners.

Work experience

May 2016Present

Assistant Professor, Department Chair of Educational Foundations

Buena Vista University


As a Department Chair, my responsibilities include the supervision, professional development, and collaboration with four other faculty in my department.


My teaching priorities include all of the courses in the educational foundations department.  I specialize in educational psychology and teaching 1st year teachers in the teacher education program.

Serve as a full-time professor in the Spencer, IA BVU site as well as a educational liaison between the Spencer location and the campus School of Education.

Mar 20142016

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Education

Buena Vista University


My responsibilities include the supervision, evaluation, and coordination of professors, logistics, and facilities for the graduate program in education.


Masters level candidates - Learning, Instruction, and Motivation (GEDU512), Assessment and Evaluation of Classroom Learning (GEDU518)

Undergraduate level - Development of the School-Age Child (EDCO240)

Aug 20112014

Technology Integration Specialist

Sioux Central Community School DIstrict

My responsibilities at Sioux Central Community School District are the education of K-12 staff and students on the effective use of technology-infused practices and authentic learning tasks to increase critical thinking skills and increase student engagement in the classroom.  I work with teachers to ensure they can use, demonstrate, and feel comfortable creating a positive, motivating learning experience in a 1:1 laptop environment.  I observe classroom teachers and offer constructive tips on how a lesson could be presented better or in a more rigorous way in a 1:1 laptop environment.  An emphasis is place not only on effective use of technology, but also on when it is or is not appropriate for meeting learning objectives and student needs.

I was responsible for 50% of the professional development in my district.  With the collaboration of the administration, I introduce new technology, tools, and strategies that evidence an increase in student learning and critical thinking skills in the classroom.

I present annually at the Iowa Technology in Education Conference and Iowa 1:1 Conference on how to increase critical thinking, motivation, and student ownership of academics in the 1:1 laptop and Flipped Teaching classroom environments.

I have presented at the Technology Integration and Instruction for the 21st Century Conference concerning authentic assessment in the high school classroom.

I oversee the Elementary iPad initiative and collaborate with teachers to ensure they have the proper instruction needed to use technology resources to maximize student learning.  In addition to this, it is my responsibility to ensure students have the proper learning resources available on the iPads and/or laptops.  I frequently co-teach with elementary teachers to bolster content with technology strategies.

Aug 2009May 2011

Secondary Science Teacher

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8

Primary Role:

  • Provide a depth of instruction in high school chemistry, honors chemistry, and college chemistry, as well as general integrated science courses through a variety of instructional modes including daily technology integration and weekly laboratory instruction in order to achieve Quadrant D learning.
  • Facilitate cross-curricular activities to incorporate high levels of writing and mathematics in life-like situations

Additional Roles:

  • Lead ACT preparation courses annually for all Juniors and self-identified seniors
  • Consult and co-teach with building level Exceptional Student Services teachers as a specialist ,within the science department, for supporting student success in the classroom when moderate to profound disabilities are of concern
  • Served on district K-12 science curriculum alignment team
  • Served on CSAP assessment-to-standards alignment committee
  • Assist with marching band and pep band activities
  • Class sponsor
Aug 2007Aug 2009

Secondary Science Teacher

Ellicott School District 22

Primary Role:

  • Provide traditional, technology-based, and project-based instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science.
  • Assess student performance through benchmarking and curriculum based assessments.
  • Facilitate cross-curricular learning activities in math and writing.

Additional Roles:

  • Serve as a consultant in the District RtI model
  • Oversee District compliance of hazardous materials handling
  • Provide professional development in technology integration
  • Head Coach: middle school football
Aug 2002Jul 2007

Secondary Science Teacher

Edison School District 54JT

Primary Role:

  • Provide differentiated instruction in Science to students grades 6-12, including Middle School Integrated Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Forensic Science
  • Serve on school leadership team

Additional Roles:

  • Band director for grades 6-12
  • Grant writing for arts and athletics funding resulting in $30,000 in funding for developing and growing new music and football programs
  • Athletics coach in middle and high school football, high school boys’ basketball, and track field events.
  • Class sponsor

Publications and Presentations

Faculty Presenter - March 2018 - "Using technology to increase student engagement." Storm Lake, Iowa.

Conference Presenter - Statewide Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 - "Increasing Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills Through Flipped 2.0 Teaching." Des Moines, Iowa.

Conference Presenter - Iowa Technology in Education Conference 2013 - "Using Technology to Improve Critical Thinking, Motivation, and Student Engagement in the Calculus Classroom." Des Moines, Iowa.

Conference Presenter - Iowa One-To-One Conference 2013 - "Math Can Use Technology, Too!"  The evolution of student thought with technology and the flipped teaching 2.0 model.  Des Moines, Iowa

Conference Presenter  - Technology Integration and Intruction for the 21st Century Learner Conference - "Authentic Assessments with Technology" June 2012.  Storm Lake, Iowa

"Authentic Assessments in the Classroom"  January 2012.  Sioux Central District In-service

"Using iPads to improve student motivation in the elementary classroom" November 2012.  Sioux Central District In-Service.

"Flipping the Classroom to Increase Quadrant D Thinking"' August 2012.  Sioux Central District In-service

"Technology-Based Classroom Management Tools that Increase Student Engagement" August 2012.  Sioux Central District In-service

"Using Bloom's Taxonomy in the Tech-Savvy Classroom" August 2012.  Sioux Central District In-service

“Using Technology to Deepen Student Learning” Ellicott School District in-service

“Presenting Curricular Concepts through Podcasting” Colorado Springs teacher in-service

“Differentiated/Mulitsensory Instruction in Diverse Classrooms” Ellicott School District in-service

“Inspiration and other Graphic Organizers: Beyond the Writing Process” Colorado Springs teacher in-service


Dec 2011Feb 2016

Ph.D. in Education Specialization - Learning, Instruction, and Innovation

Walden University

Dissertation: Examining student perceptions of high school mathematics students in a flipped learning classroom

Sep 2006Feb 2008

M.S. Education

Walden University

Thesis: Using mulitsensory instruction and project based learning to improve student motivation and critical thinking skills.

Aug 2002Aug 2004

Teaching Endorsement Courses

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Aug 1991May 1995

B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry

Thesis:The use of Amino-guanidine to reduce the effects oflead poisoning in rats.

Honors and Acknowledgements

2008: Selected by Colorado Department of Education to serve on the CSAP alignment team for Science CSAPs across targeted grade levels.

2003: Teacher of the Year, Secondary Science, Troop to Teachers


Jun 2012Jun 2018

Master Teacher License - Secondary Science

Iowa Department of Education

Certified Instructor - Zapping the ACT

ZAPS Learning Company

Secondary Science Teacher Professional License

Colorado Department of Education


Understanding by Design - Curriculum Development
Standards Alignment Curriculum Alignment Curriculum Development Unit Planning Lesson Planning Intentional Assessment Selection Reflective Practitioner Cycle
Technology Integration
M.S. in Education with a specialization in technology integration in the classroom Camtasia Canvas Quia Moodle DyKnow Infinite Campus SCANTRON Alpine Achievement MS Office Applications Adobe Applications Networking Applications Podcasting Lesson presentations and student demonstrations Numerous online and program-specific applications for demonstration of student knowledge
Differentiated Instruction
Technology Integration Authentic Assessment Podcasting Flexible Grouping Independent Contracts Multisensory Instruction Project-based Learning Inquiry Learning
Educational Assessments & Performance Data
Skills Iowa MyOn Reader Star Reading and Math Achievement Dibels SCANTRON Alpine Achievement AIMSweb NSEA - MAP testing  
Writing Instruction
Step Up to Writing The Write Tools Inspiration
Laboratory Safety Training & Certification
Currently certified through El Paso County
Hazardous Materials Handling & Transportation
Trained in handling, maintenance, and transportation of hazardous materials



  • Moderator for the Flipped Learning Network Ning
  • Technology Integration
  • Current Events in Science and the World
  • Alternative Energy


  • Hunting, Fishing, and the Outdoors
  • Cycling, Snowboarding, and Skiing
  • Family Activities

Professional Associations

International Society for Technology in Education - ISTE

National Science Teachers Association - NSTA

Iowa Technology in Education Conference - ITEC


David Grosche

Mr. Grosche worked closely with me as a supervisor, mentor, and friend.  We built many programs together as part of a rural school district.  He can provide references to my professionalism, passion, and diversity.

David Walker

David is a friend of mine that can attest to my character and family life.  David's family and mine share a few common interests such as Boy Scouts and other school events.

Joe Morgan

Mr. Morgan can provide a reference to my work ethic and professionalism as well as relate the positive impact that serving our Country has had on my ability to serve our students.

Scott Williamson

Mr. Williamson and I worked together to further hone the technology vision for the district, further develop the elementary iPad initiative, and continue the professional development of the staff.

Jeff Scharn

Mr. Scharn worked closely with me planning the topics for professional development of the staff.  We also collaborated at great length organizing Iowa Assessment and ACT preparation for the students of the high school.