Together, let’s grow an Ames community where all children are safe, learn, and thrive.

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Amy Erica Smith

Candidate for the Ames School Board


Hi! I’m so glad you stopped by this website. I’m Amy Erica Smith, and I’m running for the Ames Community School Board. As a mom of two boys in the district, I’m proud of our local kids and our dedicated teachers and staff. I also know that our local schools are facing many challenges now and in the coming years. 

Working together as a community, we can make the district a place where all our community’s kids are safe, learn, and thrive.

I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about me, about the campaign’s values, and about how to get involved. This website will be regularly updated with news and events, so be sure to stop back from time to time.

I very much hope to get to meet you in the coming months! If you’d like to reach out, I’d love to hear from you at, or just use the Contact page.

Have questions about Ames schools, issues facing the School Board, or my views? Email me, or use the comment form at the bottom.

While not everyone wants to run for School Board, everyone can still make a difference! Some of the ways you can help include: sharing this site with friends, inviting me to speak at an event, helping at or hosting a fundraiser, attending School Board or PTO meetings, and more! Ready? Get started here.

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Amy Erica is intelligent, compassionate, and an active advocate for community improvements. Her genuine leadership, support and care for others are qualities that will help in building positive relationships in our Ames School District and beyond. Having her own students in the school system, I trust her experience in making the best possible decisions for our students, educators and staff. I am very excited to see Amy Erica thrive as a vital member of the Ames School Board!
Karen Stein

Ames Resident

Amy Erica is an engaged and engaging parent, eager to help ensure each student in the Ames School System gets an education that allows each one to reach their potentials. Her leadership in our church is an example of how she listens to concerns, works with others to find solutions to those concerns, and monitors the impact of those solutions. She will be an asset to the school board and our children.

Cornelia Flora

Ames Resident & Grandparent

News & Events

As they become available, we’ll add media interviews and articles here as well as updates about where you can meet and hear Amy Erica next.

Growing a Welcoming Community

Growing a Welcoming Community

Since we arrived in Ames nine years ago, my family and I have been involved in the Ames UCC, a church with a long and proud tradition of commitment to justice in the community. For the past several years, I have been active in the church's Social Justice and Outreach...

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Iowa Character Awards 2021

Iowa Character Awards 2021

Congratulations to the Ames Community School District! Thanks for identifying an issue and taking the hard road to do what's right. Because character counts. Now, let's keep working--there's so much more we need to do. I'm proud to have been part of the group that...

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