Meet our Lake Mills Community School administrative team!


Superintendent -- Chad Kohagen

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in physical education/health minor in coaching from Upper Iowa University
  • Master of Science in physical education/health and leisure activities from Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in PK-12 administration from Emporia State University
  • Superintendent Endorsement from University of Northern Iowa

Experience in Education:

  • 2 years in Titonka/Woden/Crystal Lake as K-8 PE,Quest, and Coach
  • 7 years in Oelwein as K-8 PE and coach
  • 1 year in Oelwein as High School Associate Principal/Activities Director
  • 8 years in Oelwein as High School Principal


Secondary Principal -- James Scholbrock

James Scholbrock

Educational Background:

  • Certificate of Advance Studies from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, July 2010
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, August 1999
  • B.S. - Psychology/Teaching Certification Program from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, May 1989

Experience in Education:

  • Secondary Principal - Grades 6 to 12, August 1999 to Present
  • Middle School Social Studies - Grades 7 and 8, 1990-1999


Elementary School Principal -- Kari Wagner

Kari Wagner

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in English Education from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD
  • M.A. in Educational Administration from Iowa State University in Ames, IA

Experience in Education:

  • High School English Teacher, 13 years
  • Elementary Principal, 2011-present
  • K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, 2011-present

It is the policy of the Lake Mills Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator by writing to: Kari Wagner, 102 S 4th Av E, Lake Mills, IA 50450, or call 641-592-1882, or email The Lake Mills CSD offers career and technical programs in the areas of agriculture, business, family and consumer science, and industrial technology.