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John Speer Named District Superintendent

2/25/2012 2:05:33 PM by Steve Doser

College Community Names John Speer as District Superintendent
His winning combination of educational and executive management experience has led the College Community Board of Education to name John Speer as the new Superintendent of the College Community School District, effective July 1, 2012. Speer will replace current superintendent Richard Whitehead, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Speer currently serves as Superintendent in the Ballard Community School District.  Prior to Ballard, he served as Superintendent at Allamakee Community Schools from 2004 - 2006.  He has held previous school administrative positions at Independence and East Buchanan Community Schools where he was a high school principal.  Speer also taught high school language arts at Independence Community Schools. 

“Our family and I are very excited about the opportunity that the College Community offers us both personally and professionally,” said Speer.  “I am looking forward to being in a district that makes educational decisions in the best interest of kids and I am excited about working with the staff that cares so deeply about their students.  We are excited to be part of the school community.”  
His educational background includes multiple degrees from the University of Northern Iowa including a Bachelors degree in English/Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and is in the process of completing his Doctorate in Education.
"The Board of Education performed a comprehensive search for a leader who would build on the district’s significant achievements and move us forward,” said School Board President Randy Bauer.  “This inclusive process identified several excellent candidates and John had a unique set of skills, experiences and personal characteristics that match our needs at College Community.”
Please welcome John, his wife Anne, and his daughters Emmerson who is a 3rd grader and Ellaine who will start Kindergarten in the fall.  

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