Aug 16, 2022 12:00 PM
Tim Cronin
Meet the New Decorah Community Schools Superintendent

DRC Sponsor: Lorraine Borowski

The Decorah Community School District Board of Education named Dr. Tim Cronin as the district’s superintendent this past February. He formally assumed those duties on July 1st. He will be introducing himself to our members, talking about his background and priorities, and answering questions.

Since 2013, Dr. Cronin has served as superintendent of the Central City Community School District, which has had a “shared superintendent” arrangement with the nearby Dunkerton district. There, he has gained key experience and skills related to school finance, human resources, and providing professional development opportunities to staff. He developed and supervised a $3.5 million track, transportation, and HVAC construction project, along with a $5 million elementary school addition and a $2 million gym rebuild. In addition to his role as superintendent, Dr. Cronin has served as curriculum director, elementary principal, director of human resources, and director of special education.

Dr. Cronin is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa, where he has worked with the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies and Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency programs to develop and teach graduate-level classes. He has served in leadership roles on committees for the Grant Wood and Central Rivers Area Education Associations, and the Superintendent Leadership Team of the Tri-Rivers Conference.

Dr. Cronin holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Iowa and took part in graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Luther College.


**Please complete your meal sign-up prior to the meeting, preferably not later than close of business Monday. Our face-to-face meeting will be hosted at the VFW. The meal sign-up, meeting announcment, and any other logistical information will be distributed in advace to all members by email.