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Iowa Recognition of Performance
Excellence Celebration

Tuesday, August 23
12 - 2 p.m.

We're celebrating excellence in Iowa!

Join us on August 23 as we honor all of the Iowa organizations who have received awards through the IRPE process in 2019, 2020, and 2021. They deserve their day in the spotlight, and we're happy to come together again to celebrate their achievements.

Registration is just $75 per person OR $650 for a table of 10.

Register here today!

Find out more about the IRPE process, past winners and what it takes to join our Board of Examiners on our Getting Started page. We can't wait to have you get involved with our process!


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Transforming Lives by Fostering Leadership

The Charter School of San Diego Leadership embraces “kids come first” as an organizational value and fosters the growth of leaders at all levels to ensure the achievement of the school’s core competency “transforming lives”. Learn how the two-time Baldrige recipient has integrated leadership development into the strategic planning process.

Wade Aschbrenner is the External Affair Officer for Altus Schools. The mission of Altus Schools is to bring a quality educational option to all students with the philosophy to put kids first through a personalized approach to education. Wade is responsible for facilitating external communications and community outreach for Altus Schools. He is beginning his 14th year at Altus Schools and has over 25 years of educational experience. He works closely with charter school operators, community organizations, and local elected officials to maximize the positive impact of charter schools in the San Diego region and to ensure that all students and families have access to high quality school options. In 2021 he was named the Government Affairs volunteer of the Year by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

He currently serves as Vice-President of Development for the San Diego State Alumni Board and Secretary for the Rotary Club of La Jolla. He is a member of a of numerous organizations in the San Diego Region that support kids and families, those include the San Diego for Every Child, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. He is married and has two children currently attending college.





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