Anamosa Board of Education Names Darren Hanna as
Next District Superintendent
March 23, 2022
ANAMOSA, IA — The Anamosa Community School District Board of Education has named Darren Hanna as the district’s next superintendent.
As the current superintendent of the Emmetsburg Community School District in northwestern Iowa, Hanna has worked to reduce expenses to offset the impact of declining enrollment. He has also developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan, overseen key technology upgrades, and created a 10-year facilities plan for the district.
Previously, Hanna was director of elementary education for the Waterloo CSD, where he implemented and provided professional development for an early literacy program. He was also director of instruction and technology for the Mt. Pleasant CSD.
Hanna holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Northern Iowa. He received an advanced studies certificate in the superintendency from UNI in 2017.
The Anamosa Board of Education has been working with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the superintendent search. The board and district leadership conducted a first round of screening interviews on March 7 and held final interviews with three finalists on Monday, March 21.
Hanna will officially begin leading the Anamosa Community School District on July 1, 2022.