Noreen Colbeck-Bush, current Director of Secondary Education and Innovation at College Community School District, will become Associate Superintendent of Cedar Rapids Community School District July 1, 2017 pending Board approval in March.
Ms. Bush is in her 23rd year as an educator. She has experience in diverse schools ranging from Clayton High School in Clayton, MO (St. Louis) to Prairie Edge School---a special school serving children with significant mental health and behavioral support needs. Her administrative experience spans PK-12 settings: high school associate principal, middle school principal, PK-4 principal, and district office administration. “We are excited to have Ms. Bush join our team in Cedar Rapids. Her experiences in a variety of settings and roles are especially valuable to us in addition to her work in strategic planning and innovative practices, among many others”, said Dr. Brad Buck, Superintendent.
Bush has a BA in English Education from the University of Northern Iowa, MSE in Educational Leadership from Drake University, and is currently in the Drake EdD. program with superintendent license. She has a personal connection to Cedar Rapids as well; living near and around the Cedar Rapids area most of her professional career, and she is a proud graduate of Jefferson High School.
Ms. Bush’s work as a district office administrator in College Community has focused on strategic planning and system implementation of innovative practices: standards-based learning, project-based learning, and creating structures to support personalized learning pathways to serve all students with equitable systems and practices. Ms. Bush states, “As a CRCSD graduate I am passionate about serving children and finding innovative pathways to meet their needs. I am excited to join my home district and look forward to the work ahead.”