The Decorah Community School District School Board has named Dr. Tim Cronin as the district’s next superintendent. The board conducted a first round of interviews the week of January 24 and held interviews with the three finalists on February 7. Dr. Cronin will officially begin leading the Decorah Community School District on July 1.
Since 2013, Dr Cronin has been superintendent of Central City CSD, which has entered into a ‘shared superintendent’ agreement with neighboring Dunkerton CSD for the past two years. There he gained experience and key skills related to school finances, human resources and providing professional development opportunities to staff. He developed and oversaw a $3.5 million track, transportation, and HVAC construction project, as well as a $5 million elementary school addition and $2 million gymnasium reconstruction. of dollars.
In addition to his role as superintendent, Dr. Cronin served as director of curriculum, director of elementary, director of human resources, and director of special education for Central City CSD.
Dr. Cronin is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Iowa, where he worked with the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies and the Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency programs to develop and teach graduate level courses. He has held committee leadership positions for the Grant Wood AEA, Central Rivers AEA, and the Tri-Rivers Conference Superintendent’s Leadership Team.
Dr. Cronin holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa and attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Luther College.
The Decorah Board of Education worked with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the research. The process included a community-wide survey, asking residents of the district for their opinions on the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the next district leader.

Dr. Cronin’s welcome message is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKXbK5tI2XI