(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- The Cedar Rapids Community School District has a new superintendent. Tawana Grover will start July 1st. She most recently led Grand Island Public Schools in Nebraska. Dr. Grover replaces Superintendent Noreen Bush, who died in October after a battle with cancer. Grover received her Ph.D. in Special Education, Educational Specialist in Elementary Education and Education Leadership, as well as both master's and bachelor's degrees in education.
“The Board is confident Dr. Grover fits the leadership profile the search firm prepared and the Board approved following input from our community members, staff, parents, and students," said David Tominsky, Board President. "Dr. Grover is a well-respected administrator with a tremendous amount of community leadership involvement. We are excited for her to assume this role and serve as Cedar Rapids School District Superintendent.”
“I firmly believe that it takes an entire community to ensure the success of our public schools," said Dr. Grover. "Cedar Rapids Community School District's commitment to placing students first is undeniable. As your next Superintendent, I will work to ensure students will graduate with more than a diploma. I’m excited to meet the students in the district, hear and elevate their voice, and be inspired by their interests and passions. I am ready to hit the ground running, listening, learning, and leading for the most immediate needs and long into the successful future of Cedar Rapids and focus on the importance of investing in quality education so Every Learner is Future Ready.”