Linn-Mar CSD Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Dirk Halupnik, has been named to lead Southeast Polk CSD as superintendent of schools starting July 1, 2015.
“He’s going to be missed at Linn-Mar,” said Linn-Mar’s superintendent, Dr. Katie Mulholland. “Dirk is an intelligent, collaborative and proactive leader. His hard work and dedicated service while at Linn-Mar has helped ensure learning for all students that prepares them for success in life. I have no doubt Dirk will be an effective leader at Southeast Polk with his outstanding qualifications.”
Dr. Halupnik has been with Linn-Mar since 2002, serving first as Associate Principal at LMHS and then as Executive Director of Instructional Services before taking on his current titles with the district. He earned both his master’s degree in educational leadership and doctoral degree from University of Northern Iowa. Halupnik’s bachelor’s degree is in biology along with a coaching minor, also from UNI.
“It’s exciting,” said Halupnik. “I’ve loved my time at Linn-Mar and both my sons went to school here. My wife and I feel lucky to have raised them in this community. But I’m enthusiastic about moving forward and the positive impact I can have on students by taking on this new leadership position at Southeast Polk.”