Noreen Bush grew up in Cedar Rapids for most of her youth, graduating from Jefferson High School. She is the youngest of seven children-five who are CRCSD graduates. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's Degree, Superintendent license, and finalizing her Ed.D from Drake University. Ms. Bush began her career in education as a high school English, Speech and Theatre teacher, and then held administrative roles in various districts. In 2017, she was named Associated Superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, then moved into the Deputy Superintendent role in 2018. In the fall of 2019, the Board of Education voted to name Ms. Bush Superintendent of Cedar Rapids Community School District. In partnership with the Board of Directors, her focus is on the continued innovation and implementation of a bold five-year strategic plan designed to ensure all learners experience a rigorous and personalized learning so they have a plan, a pathway, and a passion for their future.
What are the responsibilities of your office or department?
As Superintendent of Schools, I collaborate with the Board of Directors on a bold, 5-point, 5-year strategic plan designed to deliver on progress towards our vision of Every Learner: Future Ready. I manage the internal and external environment of our organization, in part, by building relationships with various stakeholders including families, community partners, business leaders, and elected officials. I support and empower the senior leadership team most directly and less directly, the entire CRCSD Executive Council. My goal is always advocate for students, improve systems to achieve our vision and mission, and focus on results to assure that every student is ready for their future.
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