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New superintendent at Sioux Central School

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Scott Wiliamson is on the job as Sioux Central's new superintendent. /Photo by Lorri Glawe
Scott Williamson has stepped into a new role - he is the new superintendent at Sioux Central. He looks forward to the challenge.

Since 2004 Williamson has served as the junior/high school principal for the Eddyville/Blakesburg School District, located in southeast Iowa.

He spoke of why he was interested in making a move.

"Professionally I was looking to make the next step into a superintendent position," he said, adding his superintendent, Dean Cook, is the one who spoke to him about the position and what a great opportunity it would be for him. Cook is familiar with the area, having grown up in Hartley.

"I spoke with other administrators that I had created relationships with who were familiar with northwest Iowa. Every single person spoke highly of Sioux Central. The school district having one building location for all students is a great asset in my eyes."

Eddyville-Blakesburg, Supt. Williamson said, is situated in three buildings.

Williamson grew up in Lisbon and went on to the University of Iowa.

His first education job was teaching high school math at Tri-County in Thornburg as well as serving as the wrestling and baseball coach.

He moved on to Iowa City West School District.

In 1998 he and his family moved to Houston, Texas and there he worked for a computer business.

His wife passed away while residing there and he and their son Gable returned to Iowa in 2001.

He returned to teaching and ended up back at Tri-County.

He earned his master's degree and completed his administrator's degree at Drake.

He enjoys every bit of the educational world - even the challenges.

"As an administrator, it is important to make everyone feel important, that they are assets. There are many good things in this school. Working together as a team, we can offer the best things for all the students here. I am excited about the position and responsibility the community has given me. In the very short time I have been at the district I have come to appreciate the immense trust given to me by the board of education. I am looking forward to working together with people building relationships to create an ever improving school district."

The new superintendent's number one goal is "to provide the best education for students. Literacy and mathematical skills are the foundation of a strong education."

Another goal is "communicating a positive and transparent vision of the district for the next five to 10 years."

Supt. Williamson's son, Gable, graduated from Eddyville-Blakesburg this spring and he is now attending school at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.



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