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New Superintendent Announced For East Sac County and Ar-We-Va
Nate Hemiller will be the new superintendent of East Sac County and Ar-We-Va schools beginning July 1.
Hemiller says he feels like this is a great opportunity for himself along with his wife and three kids after 16 years as an educator in the state.
“I didn’t know when I would make the jump from principal to superintendent but my wife does have some friends in the East Sac County school district. They reached out to us. They knew a little bit about my work that I’ve done and encouraged me to apply. So we are excited to move into that district and get to work,” Hemiller said.
He says his career began with nine years at North Iowa where he served as a teacher, coach, and eventually athletic director before spending the last seven years as high school principal at Harley-Melvin-Sanborn. Hemiller says he is proud of the improvements made and thankful for his time there.
“The district when I took the job was in need of improvement as far as Iowa assessment scores and within two years I had them high-performing. It wasn’t just me obviously. It was my staff. I’ve seen a fair amount of staff change and have been able to recruit and hire some really good staff,” Hemiller said.
He calls himself an advocate for rural public schools.
“Obviously the biggest hurdle right now in education is the employee shortage which is hitting all areas of our workforce and just finding quality people to work for your district and hopefully live in your district as well. Make sure this is a place where students, parents, and community members feel welcome,” Hemiler said.
He hopes both districts finish the school year strong and cannot wait to get his new job started this summer.