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Bret Sikkink

Board Member



Bret Sikkink works in faculty development for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Drake University and teaches economics at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth. Bret lived in Mexico City for six years prior to returning to Des Moines and has worked with the Latino Center of Iowa since 2017.


Bret has a B.S. in Economics from Creighton University’s College of Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, and a Ph. D. in Education from Drake University. 


Bret is excited to join more community organizations in Des Moines. His favorite volunteer opportunity so far has been the Graduation Walk, supporting school attendance throughout the Des Moines Public School system.


Bret’s favorite accomplishment as a teacher is being chosen twice by the student body to give the commencement speech at graduation for his students in Mexico City.

Testimonial For Bret Sikkink

Bret is highly regarded by all members of his department. His leadership within the department and school has earned him the respect and admiration of his collegues and the administration. Bret is a team player who collaborates well, partipates in school events, and is dedicated to the community. He is not simply a teacher, but a genuine educator and role model who affects the daily lives of students and colleagues in a positive and lasting way.

Lara Schupack / Academic Dean (ASF in Mexico City)

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