The Business & Education Partnership is a collaborative school-to-work initiative promoting career awareness, exploration, and preparation for students from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley school districts.
To strengthen student preparation for citizenship and work by developing active and mutually beneficial alliances that unify educators, community members, and business partners in an environment that links learning to life.
We believe in a set of values based on the virtues of hard work, diligence and integrity
We design opportunities for students to connect with businesses in a meaningful way, realizing the need to pursue post -secondary work
We design strategies to nurture the development of a positive work ethic among student learners
We build collaborative alliances that are responsive to the needs of our students and our workforce.
Robert Gallagher - Gallagher, Millage, Gallagher, LLC
Kevin O'Hara - Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance
Daniel Marvin - Eastern Iowa Community College District
Larry Makoben - IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
Laurie Peters - Ruhl Commercial
Steve Sorenson - Strategy in Progress
Tammy Chelf - Business Education Partnership
Dr. James Spelhaug, Superintendent - Pleasant Valley Community School District
Mike Raso, Superintendent - Bettendorf Community School District
Joy Kelly, Principal - Bettendorf High School
Mike Zimmer, Principal - Pleasant Valley High School