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Superintendent Hired for CAM-Nodaway Valley

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Paul Croghan named

The Nodaway Valley and CAM School Boards are pleased to announce the hire of a new shared district superintendent.  Feedback from over 70 stakeholders was considered in closed session after the formal interviews on Thursday, June 6th.  Feedback about all three final candidates was overall positive and provided clarity that Mr. Paul Croghan had the skills and experience that are needed in districts at this time.


Paul was pleased to accept the position saying, “I am looking forward to learning more about the communities and am excited about all the positive things that were shared with me through this interview process.  He will transition with current Superintendent Dr. Casey Berlau between now and officially starting his contract on July 1st


Mr. Croghan current serves as the Shared Superintendent between the East Mills and Essex School Districts.  He has served in this role for the last 5 years. Prior, he served the East Mills District as the High School Principal and Activities Director from 2010-2013. He also served as the Assistant High School Principal and AD in Atlantic and Walnut High School Principal prior to that.  His leadership efforts have expanded vocational opportunities for students, improved the financial conditions of both districts and also included multiple facilities improvements. He is also an advocate through the Rural School Advocates of Iowa as the Southwest Iowa District representative.


Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Mercy College.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Drake University in 2007.  His superintendent licensure was issued from Drake as well after completion of his Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.


In his application, Paul said, “Every day I am thinking of ways to make the educational process better for all students. This commitment is a part of who I am, and I know of only one way to work in education. Since education is all about people, the students, staff, and community; I will do what it takes to make the system successful for student achievement.”


Paul is married to his wife Brenda.  Together they have 5 children Kelsey, Kendra, Kassidy, Karsen, and Kegan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, construction, farming and being in the outdoors.


Please welcome Paul and his family to the districts and communities.

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