The University of Iowa

Corey Vorthmann

Role: Local Education Agency and Parent

Dr. Corey Vorthmann is the chief academic officer for the Council Bluffs Community School District.

Corey earned a bachelor’s degree in social science and secondary education from Central College. After spending his first two years teaching 7-12 grade social studies in rural Missouri, Corey taught high school history for the St. Joseph School District in Missouri. While there, he earned his Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.

After a year of as an instructional coach with the district, Corey became a middle school principal and was named Northwest Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year. In 2011, Corey joined the Council Bluffs Community School District as director of secondary education and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Baker University. He was honored as one of the Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” young professionals and recognized for his leadership in launching Project Connect, the district’s 1:1 computing device initiative, with the Living the Mission Award in 2012. In 2014, Corey was appointed assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.

Corey is the past president of the Mission in Community Assistance and Housing Emergency Family Shelter Board of Directors in Council Bluffs and previously served on the City of Council Bluffs Civil Rights Commission. He and his wife, Annie, a kindergarten teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary in Council Bluffs, have two sons – Sutton and Mathes.