Phone: 515-386-8126


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed., Iowa State University, Educ. Leadership; B.S.Ed. NW Missouri State Univ., Business Educ; B.S. NW Missouri State Univ., Accounting; Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, No. 307477

Mr. Shawn Zanders

Welcome to my web page at Greene County Middle School! Whether you are a member of the Greene County community, considering a move to our school district, or simply browsing our site, it is our desire that you find this site filled with helpful information.

The faculty and staff of GCMS are committed to providing excellent education opportunities for our students; opportunities based in both personal relevance and academic rigor. By delivering meaningful learning experiences in a positive, caring, inclusive atmosphere, students are provided the opportunity to develop their unique talents as they prepare to pursue their hopes, goals, and dreams.

At GCMS, we understand the many challenges that students face in today's world. It is our mission to prepare each student to successfully meet those challenges with the support of their families, teachers, and community. Our mission is to provide all students with the foundation for lifelong learning. This foundation is built by:

*developing the individual and social responsibilities of students;

*encouraging students to make productive use of time, technology, and other resources;

*actively engaging students through diverse instructional strategies;

*encouraging students to think critically.

Middle school is a great time for students to explore and grow, forge friendships, discover the person they wish to become. The faculty and staff of GCMS want all students to experience the true excitement of school by becoming actively involved in the school community. GCMS proudly offers an excellent activities program consisting of clubs, organizations, musical groups, and athletic teams. I encourage students and parents, alike, to select something and get involved!

Lastly, please refer to the district Student Handbook located on our website to assist you during your school year whenever questions arise regarding school policies, procedures, expected conduct, activities, or academics. If concerns arise, please do not hesitate to contact your student's teacher, coach, activity sponsor, counselor, or me.

We are appreciative of the opportunity to educate the children of Greene County and grateful for the trust afforded to us through that relationship. We will teach accordingly.


C. Shawn Zanders, GCMS Principal Teacher