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Superintendent of Schools

Christi Gochenour
Superintendent of Schools
Missouri Valley Community Schools

Phone: 712.642.2706  Ext. 4 / Email: [email protected]
Hello, Missouri Valley Big Reds!
      I am Christi Gochenour, and I am honored to be your new Superintendent. I have lived in Missouri Valley for over 30 years with my husband, Rich, while we raised our three children, Ryan, Danielle, and Hannah. I started my public school teaching career as a Missouri Valley Middle School teacher, and I coached Missouri Valley Lady softball for five years. I am so excited to renew professional relationships and begin to build new ones. I come to work every day excited to work with each and every one of our stakeholders to ensure the success of our school and community. Having previously worked in the school district as a teacher and coach and having a child graduate from Missouri Valley, I know the strengths of our school and what has helped it become one of the best in the state of Iowa. The level of excellence that exists is due to the wonderful people in this community and the hard work of our parents, staff, and students.
       As a lifelong public school educator, I am a strong proponent of public education as we have the amazing opportunity to prepare every student to be future leaders. I vow to work alongside our amazing staff to ensure the framework is solid for our students to be prepared for college and/or career. I also vow to work with our school board, staff members, local law enforcement, and county EMS to provide a rigorous, safe learning environment for both our students and staff.
       As your Superintendent, I will provide leadership that has open, honest, and frequent communication. I will be visible and supportive, honoring the work that has been done and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead. I will listen and ask thoughtful questions as I work collaboratively with the Missouri Valley Board of Education, building administrators and district staff to bring life to the vision, mission, and goals of Missouri Valley CSD. I will model the same level of accountability for myself that I expect of others. I will work with other organizations, business and legislative leaders to identify ways to maximize resources and ensure staff and student success and safety.
       My mission as Superintendent is to maintain and grow a rigorous teaching and learning environment, one that provides every student with a sense of belonging. Each student will have the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It is essential that students leave Missouri Valley prepared for the real world, with the mind and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. Our purpose here is to open doors to wherever students want to go in their life.
       I hope you can sense my excitement for serving as the next Superintendent of the Missouri Valley Community School District and the desire to work together to develop opportunities for our students and staff to achieve great things. If I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting you individually, I invite you to stop into the District Office. I would love to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you personally and learn about your dreams for your child and for our district.