About Todd

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Todd A. Gordon, CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator)

Todd is passionate about studying and learning about leadership and culture.  He believes that every day is a new day and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we interact with.  Todd believes that this is our call to leadership and, in turn, helps to create a positive culture where people thrive and experience success.

Todd Gordon is in his third year as District Activities Director at Greene County High School.  He came to Greene County from Des Moines Roosevelt (2015-2019) and served at Carlisle High School  from 2012-2015.

Before  coming to Carlisle, Gordon spent 7 years in Treynor, IA serving as their Athletic Director, PE Teacher and coached basketball and golf.  During his tenure at Treynor the Cardinals won 49 conference championships and teams appeared in 16 state tournaments.

His experiences come from being in the education field for 37 years, coaching in a combined 69 total seasons, including over 61 seasons of head coaching experience the collegiate, high school and junior high levels.

Gordon is active in the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association and served as a the President of the IHSADA during the 2018-2019 school year.   He resides in Jefferson with his wife Deb.  Todd and Deb have three married children and five grandchildren.

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District Activities Director 

June 2019-Present

Greene County Community Schools

  • 7-12 Activities Director

Activities Administrator

July 2015-June 2019

Des Moines Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, IA

  • 9-12 Activities Administrator

Activities Director

July 2012-June 2015

Carlisle Community Schools, Carlisle, IA

  • 7-12 Activities Administrator

Teacher/Activities Director/Coach

August 2005-June 2012

Treynor Community Schools, Treynor, IA

  • Taught High School and Middle School Physical Education
  • 7-12 Activities Director
  • Head Boys & Girls Golf
  • Assistant Boys Basketball (2005-2011)


August 2001-May 2005

Harlan Community Schools, Harlan, IA

  • Taught High School Special Education (2001-2004)
  • Taught World History, U.S. History, Government, Algebra, & English to students on IEP’s as well as provided academic support
  • Taught MS Keyboarding (2004-2005)
  • Head Girls Basketball/MS Girls Track

Dean of Students/ Teacher/ Athletic Director/Coach

July 1999-July 2001

Nebraska Christian College, Norfolk, NE

  • Responsible for student life on campus, student discipline and counseling
  • Taught Introduction to Psychology, College Success, Fitness for Life and a General Physical Education Course.
  • Performed all athletic director duties
  • Head Men’s Basketball


August 1989-May 1999

Manning Community Schools, Manning, IA

  • Taught K-12 Physical Education
  • Taught Computer Concepts (1989-1991)
  • Developed and Administered an Elective physical education program for juniors and seniors
  • Head Boys Basketball/Junior High Track/ Head Baseball (1989-1993)

Head Girls Basketball (1989-1990)


August 1987-July 1989

Lisbon Community Schools, Lisbon, IA

  • Computer Coordinator/Computer Teacher
  • Responsible for computer labs and technology department
  • Taught Keyboarding and Programming classes
  • Head Boys Basketball/Head Girls Golf/Assistant Volleyball


August 1985-July 1987

Walnut Community Schools, Walnut, IA

  • Resource Room/Computer Teacher
  • Head Girls Basketball/Head Volleyball/Head Track/Assistant Volleyball


Certified Master Activities Administrator Certification

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, 2020

University of South Dakota, 2011

Vermillion, SD

Masters of PK-12 Educational Administration

Northwest Missouri State, 1985

Maryville, MO

Bachelor of Education in Physical Education & Psychology

Griswold Community Schools, 1980

Griswold, IA


Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association

  • Executive Board (2016-2020)
    • President (March 2018-March 2019)
  • Instructor of Leadership Training Courses for Athletic/Activities Directors through the National Interscholastic Activities Administrators Association.
  • SWI District Board (2010-2012)

Raccoon River Conference

  • Elected as Executive Director, 2014

Iowa Basketball Coaches Association

  • Board of Directors (1992-1996)
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