The Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Oberhoffer as the next principal of Washington Middle School, pending approval by the Board of Education at its May meeting. Oberhoffer, who currently serves as administrator of the district’s Alta Visa Campus, will assume the position July 1
As principal of Washington, Oberhoffer will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the school, which serves approximately 650 students and has 104 professional and support staff.
Oberhoffer has served as administrator of the district’s Alta Vista Campus since fall 2010, overseeing all day-to-day operations for the alternative learning programs offered at the campus. In 2014, he was named “Newcomer of the Year” by the Iowa Association of Alternative Education.
Amy Hawkins, the district’s chief human resources officer and superintendent-elect
“Chris is an experienced secondary school administrator focused on building relationships with students.  He has a strong track record of developing programs that support students and lead them to success. We are excited for him to assume this leadership role at Washington.”
Prior to his administrator role at the Alta Vista Campus, Oberhoffer served as a student needs facilitator at Dubuque Senior High School from 2008-2010. He also served as a talented and gifted facilitator from 2007-2010 and as a science teacher from 2004-2008, both at Dubuque Senior, and he also served as the faculty sponsor of the National Honor Society. In 2004, Oberhoffer began in the district as a long-term substitute at Fulton Elementary School.
Oberhoffer holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a master of arts degree in educational leadership from Loras College.

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