Oskaloosa Community School District

Superintendent of Schools- Congratulations to Mike Fisher

The salary will be in the range of $210,000 plus an excellent benefit package

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-  Is an effective communicator, creating strong school and community relations.

-  Serves as an instructional leader and leads by example through honest practices.

-  Is a trusted leader who values ethics and integrity, by practicing moral authority.

-  Is accountable and responsible for actions.

-  Is highly visible in district buildings and the community.

-  Empowers others by promoting team strengths and a student-first approach.

-  Maintains a vision focused on the future while maintaining a positive/optimistic outlook.

-  Builds a strong diverse team and promotes teamwork for success for all.

-  Resolves conflict.

-  Shows transparency by sharing the organization’s goals and challenges to promote engagement.

-  Makes strategic, high-quality decisions while managing district resources


Education is prominently on display in Oskaloosa Schools , whether students are showcasing their award-winning orchestra or band programs, competing nationally in student council and robotics, or visiting China’s Heibei Province through our international exchange program.

The District enjoys strong community support.  Our 2,000 students are served in state-of-the-art air-conditioned facilities, which are currently being updated by $14 million in construction due to overwhelming citizen support for a local option sales tax.  Elementary students receive the benefits of learning in one comprehensive facility serving K-5 grade students.  Oskaloosa Middle School, grades 6-8, and Oskaloosa High School, grades 9-12, are located on a single campus, split by the George Daily Auditorium, a 695-seat facility for student and community use.  Eight professional off-Broadway productions, the Oskaloosa Schools Performing & Fine Arts programs, and a year-round children’s theater program are all supported from this venue that averages over 200 events annually.

The District offers an Alternative Learning Center for senior high students, career & technical readiness classes through Indian Hills Community College, Advanced Placement coursework through William Penn University, and free 4-year-old preschool to prepare our youngest students for school readiness.  Our preschool students are privileged to learn in a state-of-the-art Early Childhood Education Center that is connected to a recreation center constructed by the City of Oskaloosa in 2021.  The District also supports a robust Home School Assistance Program as well as the Oskaloosa Virtual Academy to help serve additional students in the community wishing an alternative educational experience.


Oskaloosa is a diverse, micropolitan community in Mahaska County that offers big-city amenities.  We are a ‘headquarter’ community for locally-owned businesses who are advanced manufacturing industry leaders and provide solutions for global customers.  A high-speed fiber optic system delivers world-class, gigabit communication solutions, capable of growing with the changes and demands of our schools, business, and families.  Our historic downtown is a hub for shopping, dining, live music, and seasonal events, and has been voted one of America’s Most Beautiful Downtowns by Travel & Leisure magazine.  The County takes great pride in its efforts to preserve the local environment, the area arts community, and the honorable traditions of our Native American history.  Wellness and learning are a priority, evidenced by our state-of-the-art hospital and schools.  Walkers and bikers love our 15-mile trail and, with more than 200 acres of sports facilities, all you need is a bat or ball to get into the game!


The salary will be in the range of $210,000 plus an excellent benefit package.  The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications, and meeting Board criteria.

The School Board of the Oskaloosa Community School District encourages all qualified candidates to apply.  Candidates must have or be qualified to obtain certification as a Superintendent in Iowa.  Inquiries concerning certification requirements can be directed to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners at 515-281-3245.

All materials submitted as part of the Superintendent application will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law.  After all applications have been reviewed and preliminary interviews conducted by the consulting firm, the names of the top candidates will be presented to the Board of Education for its consideration.  Selection of candidates for final interviews is the sole responsibility of the Board.  Board members may elect to visit the communities of finalists for the position of Superintendent.  All applications will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Iowa’s open meeting law (Chapter28A).  Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application file online including:

• A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position.

• The online application form and a resume.

• Three current letters of recommendation.

Apply online at: www.grrecruiting.com by Friday, February 4, 2022.

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Please do not contact the Board of Directors or District directly.

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