Kent Ryan, Principal

Principal's Message

                 Welcome to the Van Buren Elementary School website.
                 I hope you find the information on our site to be helpful.

                 I became principal at Van Buren on July 1, 2014, after serving
                 as a principal in the Davenport school system for six years. 
                 Before that I worked with the Iowa Department of Education for
                 eight years and taught in the Des Moines school system for eight
                 years. All of those previous experiences prepared me well for working
                 at Van Buren.

                 Van Buren is located in Southwest Cedar Rapids. We serve nearly
                 400 students representing more than ten language groups in our
                 kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. We enjoy and benefit
                 from the linguistic and cultural diversity our families bring to our school

                 At Van Buren, we believe students come first and we work hard
                 every day to improve our teaching so more students can reach
                 their full potential as learners.

                Please contact me if you have further questions regarding the
                information on our site, or would like additional information about
                Van Buren. We look forward to working with you and your family.

Rosario Orellana

Rosario Orellana, Secretary

2525 29th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404