Welcome to the West Lyon Technology Website

Technology Mission


West Lyon Community School’s technology mission is to create a student population who will ethically utilize technology to:

  • solve problems.

  • think critically and independently.

  • collaborate and communicate purposefully.

  • take ownership of learning.

The school will provide support for professional development to improve teachers’ knowledge and skills in implementing technology throughout a curriculum that integrates Iowa Core and 21st Century Skills.


Students, teachers, administrators, school board, and community members will work together to ensure that technology use enhances the development of students to be global citizens who are college and career ready.

Technology Goals

Technology Integration that will

           • ENHANCE learning

           • REDEFINE the education process

           • Be ENGAGING for students

           • ENABLE students to be

-        Creators of content

-        Collaborators

-        Communicators

-        Critical Thinkers



About the Staff



Hi! I am Cathy Doorneweerd,  one of the Technology Integrationists at West Lyon.  My husband, Curt, and I live in Lester and have two children.  For the past 14 years, I have taught Agriculture Education at West Lyon and am excited to be in the new technology role.  I earned my Master's Degree in Education in Technology and Curriculum and am eager to use this to help students and teachers learned about using technology in the classroom.  I love all things Google and can't wait to help use the tools they offer with students and teachers alike!  Outside of school, you can find me gardening and watching my family play ball. 


My name is Melinda Ver Meer, and for the past 15 years I have taught special education at West Lyon.  I've always had a passion for technology and I am excited to start my new position as Technology Integrationist.  I live in Lester with my husband, Rob, and our three youngest children, Mason, Spencer, and Carter.  Fun fact: The boys are all the same age for two weeks out of every year. : )  I feel that my love for learning and desire to help others are a perfect match for the task that lies before me and I feel very fortunate to assist both the students and adults at West Lyon this upcoming year.


School email: mvermeer@wlwildcats.org