Montezuma Superintendent Dave Hoeger is leaving the district after three years. Hoeger, who joined the district on July 1, 2017, submitted his resignation letter at a special meeting of the Montezuma School Board on Monday, April 13. He will remain with the district until June 30.
Hoeger has accepted a shared superintendent position with Maquoketa Valley and North Linn school districts.
“This is very close to the area I grew up and still have family members,” noted Hoeger. “Like Montezuma, these are good school districts.”
Hoeger said the opportunity to move to an area close to his family is important to him and his wife, Jane.
“I could not have asked for a better experience at Montezuma,” he said. “We have been welcomed to the school and community and have made some good friends. I really appreciate the staff at the Montezuma School District. They have been open to new ideas and everyone wants to do what is best for the students.”
Hoeger noted several improvements under his leadership. They include the hiring of a number of good people who work well with students.
“We worked to let all the staff members know that we greatly appreciate their hard work to meet the needs of the students,” said Hoeger.
He also mentioned the auditorium renovation, which was completed last fall.
“It is something that will benefit students and the community for many years,” he said. “I am thankful that we were able to complete the project.”
He said that the school district was able to make some good connections with the City of Montezuma and was able to complete some projects with the Lions organization.
“The Montezuma School Board was saddened to receive Superintendent Hoeger’s resignation,” said Board President Stacy Cameron. “He has been an exceptional leader during his time with us. He has worked tirelessly on improving our budget, been an integral part of improving the culture and climate within the district, as well as improving the way we communicate with our stakeholders. The entire Hoeger family, including Marley, will be sorely missed.”