Dave Teske
Dave Teske
August 6, 2013

Carroll resident Dave Teske, an active Rotarian and advocate for the disabled as well as a former college baseball coach, said Monday that he is seeking a seat on the Carroll Community School District Board through a write-in campaign.

Teske, 45, a father of three students in the Carroll public system, said he had the paperwork completed to file by last Thursday's deadline to get on the ballot, but that medical issues with his wife, Dayna, required him to be at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dayna, a third-grade teacher at Ar-We-Va, had an extended stay at Mayo for testing associated with seizures and a recent stroke. The couple described her prognosis as "complicated."

As for the school board position, Teske is asking voters in the district to write his name in for one of the two seats open in the Sept. 10 election. Two candidates are formally on the ballot: Jennifer Munson and Duane Horsley.

"I was impressed with both of the other candidates as well," Teske said.

That considered, Teske said he's been planning to run and wants to follow through with a campaign.

"The time is right," Teske said. "My kids are getting to high school now."

Teske, the customer service and quality manager at Anthony International in Audubon, was born and raised on grain-and-livestock farm between Hubbard and Eldora.

He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola with a double-major in psychology and sports administration.

Teske later earned his master's degree in education from Iowa State University.

He served as an assistant softball and swimming coach at Simpson and a student assistant for the former Division 1 baseball team at ISU. He coached summer league college all-star baseball in Arizona and Alaska before becoming head coach at Peru (Neb.) State College. Teske also served as head coach and assistant athletic director for Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

In 2003, he moved to Carroll to work for Pella Corp.

Dave and Dayna Teske's three children are: Daric, 17, a senior; Dakota, 15, a sophomore; and Daleney, 12, a seventh-grader.

Teske said he understand's the difficulty of running as a write-in candidate.

"I realize the challenge that it's going to pose," he said.