Iowa State University Branstad scholars, all students in elementary education, meet with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. Pictured, from left: Seniors Shelby Trinkle and Rachel Gray, Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg, and sophomores Kelsey Havel and Amanda Dornath.

Branstad scholarship recipients discuss education with state leaders

The Iowa State University School of Education Branstad scholars met with Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday. The students, all elementary education majors, had lunch with the state leaders and ISU School of Education director Marlene Strathe, and discussed their career goals. The group also discussed academic preparation, Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, and the state’s Early Literacy Implementation program.

The 4-year Branstad Scholarship is awarded by the School of Education to one incoming freshman every fall.