Kent Ryan, Principal
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.
Tammy Decker, Secretary
2525 29th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404