Waterloo Schools is pleased to announce Darren Hanna has been hired as the new Director of Elementary Education for the district, pending board approval. Hanna replaces Heather Connolly who resigned earlier this year.
Currently the Director of Instruction and Technology at Mount Pleasant Community School District in Iowa, Hanna is a native Iowan who received his teaching degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988, hiS Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa in 1999 and will complete his superintendent certification from UNI next year.
Starting as a physical education teacher in Mount Pleasant, he has been an administrator in that district the past fifteen years. Hanna also served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1982-1991 and currently serves as an adjunct instructor for Viterbo University.
“As a teacher, I have had the privilege of guiding students to learn new concepts and watch the light bulb go on. As an administrator, I have felt the rewards of helping staff members implement new and exciting strategies into their classrooms,” said Hanna.
"Darren is coming to us with a lot of experience that will be so beneficial to us. He knows curriculum and instruction and has a lot of experience in administration. We are really glad to have him join our Waterloo staff," Superintendent Dr. Lindaman added.
Varsity baseball at Waterloo East vs. Cedar Rapids Washington today at 3:30 at East has been postponed.
The East High 9th grade baseball game vs. Waterloo Columbus for this morning, 7/6/15, has been postponed due to weather and East High JV Softball today at Cedar Falls Robinson Dresser Field has been postponed.
Waterloo Community School District offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 7:30 a.m. We wish everyone a very happy and safe of Fourth of July holiday!