Christopher Rogne named new Superintendent

Marie MenkeLMCS News

April 14, 2022

LAKE MILLS, IA — The Lake Mills Community School District Board of Education has named Christopher Rogne as the district’s next superintendent.

As principal of Crestwood Secondary School in the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, Rogne has been responsible for the operations of two school buildings serving more than 600 students. He led efforts to move to a standards-based system of teaching and learning, and also established a Secondary Parent Advisory Committee to give families opportunities to share their input and feedback with school leaders.

Before that, Rogne served as a PreK-8 principal and activities director in the West Fork Schools. There, he worked with teachers to implement programs to raise student achievement, supported classroom assessment for student learning through professional learning communities, and implemented a program to promote positive behavior in the school. His diverse leadership experiences and collaborative leadership style were clear strengths noted during the interview process.

Rogne holds a master’s degree from Drake University and a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College. He received his superintendent’s certificate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2022.

The Board of Education worked with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the superintendent search. The process included a community-wide survey, asking district residents to provide their input on the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the district’s next leader. The board held interviews with the three finalists on Tuesday, April 12.

Rogne will officially begin leading the Lake Mills Community School District on July 1, 2022.  He and his family are excited to be part of the Lake Mills community and serve the district.