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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Val Deeney

NEIM Board – President-Elect

Val has a lot of creative energy!


Jane Busch

NEIM Board – Secretary-Elect and NEIM Founding Member

Jane Busch was instrumental in founding NEIM and continues to be passionately involved in its growth and changes as both a staff member and board contributor. Miss Jane is the lead teacher for NEIM’s elementary program, affectionately known as “E1” for “elementary level one.”

Miss Jane holds a Master’s Degree from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD in Montessori Education at the Elementary level, ages 6 -12.  She also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, in Elementary education with an endorsement in middle school (4th – 9th grade) and an emphasis in earth science.

Jane lives north of Decorah with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys gardening and reading and just being outside.

Scott Searcy

NEIM Board – Treasurer-Elect

Scott Searcy is a hard worker with a long history of commitment to NEIM.

Catherine Dyer

NEIM Board Member

Lara Martinsen-Burrell

NEIM Board Member

Shannon Dallenbach Durbin

NEIM Board Member