Superintendent Opening

Application link is at the bottom of the page.


An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Superintendent of Schools
Woodbury Central Community School District, Moville, Iowa

The Position

The Board of Education of the Woodbury Central Community School District is seeking a highly qualified, visionary, and fully certified educational leader to serve as Superintendent of Schools, beginning July 1, 2024.


Dr. Tim Grieves and Mr. Gary Richardson, Grieves/Richardson Consulting Services, along with Mr. Joe Crozier and Dr. Dan Smith, have been engaged as the consultants in a search for outstanding candidates and will assist the Board of Education and the Board Secretary in identifying and screening the applicants. Applicants, and/or their agents, are asked not to contact members of the Board of Education during the search process.  Questions can be directed to the consultants.     Dr. Tim Grieves can be contacted at 712-251-5350, or at [email protected], or Mr. Gary Richardson can be contacted at 712-395-1317, or at [email protected].




Desired Characteristics of the Superintendent



A collaborative leader that is approachable to all stakeholder groups

effecting the district


The ability to “make a decision” and stick by it with integrity and honesty.


A leader who is an active listener who possesses strong verbal skills to communicate with stakeholders on how decisions are made and their impact


A leader that is fiscally and financially knowledgeable and responsible for adhering to Iowa school finance regulations


A protector of staff and students, focused on security and a safe learning environment

A confident leader that is self-driven and proactive in leading groups through new initiatives and paradigms





The School District

The Woodbury Central Community School District provides a tremendous opportunity for its next Superintendent of Schools.  The Woodbury Central Community Schools serves 550 students with 80 staff members. The district supports a wide variety of academic and extra/co-curricular activities.  In addition to maintaining a strong financial position, the district has excellent curriculum and activities for students.


District’s Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Woodbury Central Community School Board of Directors is:

With the realization that all students can learn, our school will strive to teach our students the intellectual, physical, creative, emotional, and social skills necessary for productive citizenship.


District’s Website


Selection Timeline

  1. Position advertised by December 18, 2024
  2. Application deadline: Emailed no later than February 9, 2024
  3. Finalists selected by Board of Directors and Focus Group PD: February 14, 2024
  4. Interviews with Board & Focus Groups: February 20-21, 2024
  5. Target date to complete selection process: February 23, 2024
  6. Starting Date: July 1, 2024


Application & Selection Process


  1. All nominations, letters of application, application form, inquiries, credentials and copies of legal proof of administrative qualifications should be emailed (no fax applications will be considered) to:

    Grieves/Richardson Consulting Services (send the materials to Dr. Grieves) at:

    Dr. Tim Grieves at:  [email protected]

    Cell:  712-251-5350


  2. A complete application for the position of Superintendent of Schools must include:
    1. a letter of application
    2. resume’
    3. completed and signed application form and other necessary signatures
    4. written response to the four narrative questions
    5. maximum of four recent letters of recommendation regarding your professional work (preferably at least two from your current employer)
    6. photocopy of college/university transcripts
    7. a copy of a current Iowa superintendent’s endorsement—including evaluator approval certification


  3. Applicants, and/or their designees, are asked not to contact Board of Education members during the search process. If you have any questions please contact Tim, Gary, Dan or Joe, as listed above.  Names of applicants will be held in strict confidence whenever possible.


  4. The applications and applicant names will remain confidential information except when the finalists are selected. The submitted material and names of the finalists will be available to the public.   This confidentiality does not apply to applicants who are currently employed by the Woodbury Central Community School District, as the law does not afford them confidentiality.


Application can be found on the Woodbury Central Community Schools website:

District’s Website

Completed applications must be emailed no later than February 9, 2024.



The Woodbury Central Community School District is an EEO/AA employer.






It is the policy of the Woodbury Central Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Doug Glackin at 408 S. 4th Street, Moville, IA, phone: 712-873-3128, [email protected]