Southeast Polk High School and our entire community welcome our new high school assistant principal, Cory Goldsmith!

Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Cory graduated as Waterloo East High School’s Valedictorian. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, before transferring and finishing his undergraduate degree at Upper Iowa. He taught Business Education courses for 4 years at East Waterloo, before moving to the Des Moines metro. Since in this area, he taught for 3 years at Norwalk High School while earning his Masters in Ed Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University. He just finished his sixth year in Ankeny, where he has been a teacher, instructional coach, Dean of Students, and most recently, Assistant Principal.
“I am excited to join the excellent team at Southeast Polk High School! Southeast Polk has a reputation for challenging students through a variety of course offerings, and preparing all students for life after high school. I have a passion for STEM education, and Southeast Polk has proven to be a statewide leader in providing K-12 STEM opportunities to students throughout their K-12 education. I look forward to working with the students, staff, and community at Southeast Polk!”

Cory and his wife, Holly, and daughters, Bailey (11), and Hilary (5) currently reside in Waukee. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, bike riding, traveling, reading, golfing, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

We’re so glad you are part of the Southeast Polk Ram Family! Welcome!