At its regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 18th, the Linn-Mar Board of Education is expected to take action on the recommendation of Chad Buchholz as the next principal at Linn Grove Elementary School, beginning July 1, 2015. Pending confirmation, Mr. Buchholz will be replacing Chad Schumacher who will become the full-time project manager for the High School Renovation Project and Administrator for high school classes at the LRC.
Buchholz is not only a Linn-Mar graduate, but has served in the Linn-Mar district for the past fourteen years. He started his career in education teaching 6th grade at both Excelsior and Oak Ridge before serving as a School Administration Manager (SAM) at Bowman Woods. For the past eight years, Buchholz has been Associate Principal and Athletic Director at Excelsior Middle School.
“I have great excitement and expectation as I begin my tenure working with the families and staff at Linn Grove,” said Buchholz.
“Chad has done a great job serving as a substitute principal at Linn Grove these past few months,” stated Katie Mulholland, Superintendent. “We are extremely pleased to have such a talented professional grow with our community as he continues to inspire learning, unlock potential and empower achievement in the students he works with at Linn-Mar.”
Buchholz has a B.S. in Elementary and Middle Level Education from University of Northern Iowa and a M.S.E. in Education Administration from Drake University.