Meet the Director of Enrollment

Candi Schmieder

Candi SchmiederHello! I’m Candi Schmieder, the Director of Enrollment. That means I get to walk with you as you discover all that IMS has to offer and decide if we could be a good fit for you. I love being around young people and am excited to get to know you and help you get to know IMS.

So you can get to know me a little bit, I live in Wellman with my husband, Doug, and our three children. We have a daughter, Riley, and two sons, Jacob and Mitchell, who all currently go to IMS! I grew up in the Washington, IA area and attended Washington Mennonite Church. My family has now attended West Union Mennonite since 1995. Doug and I were youth group sponsors for five years and I taught Sunday School for three years for middle school girls. I worked at Auto Glass Center for 18 years in customer service and software testing and was on Marengo City Council for four years.

Along with being involved at church, I have been involved with numerous community and school groups such as Friends of the Marengo Library, Pennies for the Park, Marengo Community Center, Inc., Iowa Valley PTO, Iowa Valley SIAC and Pennies for the Pool. During my business and community involvement I have helped with fundraising and developing strategic plans to complete community improvements. When the company I worked for sold, I decided to use that time to finish my bachelor’s degree. I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor degree in Liberal Studies in July 2011.

I have always enjoyed the community atmosphere at IMS and have seen the way they have supported and educated many young people as we attended numerous events as youth group sponsors. We have now gone through the decision making process with our children. That has given me new insight into the process that I will be able to share with you as you consider IMS for your high school education. I look forward to using my skills in planning and working with young people to enhance the IMS community. I also look forward to sharing the opportunities at IMS with new families.

If you are interested in learning more about IMS, contact me; I’m ready to meet you!


Candi Schmieder
1421 540th St. SW, Kalona, IA 52247
Office: (319) 656-2073
Cell/Text: (319) 560-0541