FORT DODGE — Mike Fisher, principal of Hoover Middle School, is a finalist for a superintendent position at Fort Dodge Schools.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reported the four finalists are Mike Crozier, superintendent of Northwood-Kensett Schools; Mike Fisher, principal of Hoover Middle School in Waterloo; Rob Hughes, assistant superintendent of Fort Dodge Schools and Jesse Ulrich, superintendent of AHSTW Schools in Avoca.
Mike Fisher came to Waterloo in 2012 as the assistant principal at Hoover Middle School. He had served as the West Marshall School District’s instrumental music department director and coordinator since 2006.
He was elevated to principal a year later after his predecessor, Dan Cox, accepted the superintendent’s job in the Charles City School District.
The Fort Dodge School Board received 20 applications for the position, according to the Messenger.
The School Board plans to hire Fort Dodge’s next superintendent by its March 26 board meeting, the Messenger reported.
Fort Dodge’s current leader, Doug Van Zyl, has worked for the district eight years. The Messenger said he has accepted a job as superintendent in St. Joseph, Mo.