Grover is a Teacher Educator Coordinator--Lead at Upper Iowa University where she oversees the teacher education program in Fayette and regional center programs in Des Moines, Waterloo, and Bettendorf. Jodi is a board member of the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and clerked in the Iowa Senate for Senator Brian Schoenjahn. She is a member of the Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters, and is a Lector at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Additionally, Jodi volunteers as a bell ringer for the Buchanan County Salvation Army.
Upon her announcement, Jodi had this to say, "It’s crucial we elect someone to the state house who will be a strong advocate for rural Iowans. We have seen a steady decline in public school funding, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and vitality of Main Street businesses in rural and small town Iowa for far too long. If elected, I’ll work hard every day to ensure my colleagues in Des Moines don’t forget about us up here in rural Iowa and provide the type of support our district has earned."
Jodi graduated from East Buchanan High School, Hawkeye Community College, and Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Education degree.
Fully Fund Public Education
Our schools are the foundation of all of our communities. We must fund and keep our commitments to the education of children of all ages. Education is the great equalizer, and remains our competitive edge here in Iowa.
It's important we partner with our agricultural communities to improve environmental quality, agricultural stewardship, and create new jobs .
It's time we end the privatization of Medicaid, and provide quality mental health services for citizens. We must protect those that are most vulnerable.