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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 19, 2014

Seid to leave Keota

By David Hotle | May 15, 2014
Steve Seid

KEOTA — After only one year in the Keota School District, junior high and high school principal Steve Seid confirmed today that he has resigned his position in the Keota district to take a superintendent’s position in the Clarke Comm-unity Schools in Osceola.
Seid will take the new position beginning July 1. He said that he was the interim superintendent in the district before he came to Keota. He also said that the school board had interviewed others and asked him to return to fill the role permanently.
He said that the Keota School District is preparing to select a new principal.
“They met with people for the interview team last night and they are hoping that by the end of this month or in June they will have the search completed,” Seid said.
He said so far there have been 20 applicants for the job at Keota. He said that some would be new to a principal position, while others are veteran principals.
Seid graduated from Simpson College with a degree in elementary education, with a reading endorsement. He holds a master’s degree from Drake University in education administration. He also has a specialist degree, which allows him to work as a school district superintendent. His first teaching job was in 1984, and his first principal job was in 1997.
“It was kind of a tough decision,” he said. “Professionally it was a great move. Personally, I’m more in the area where my family is. All in all, I think it will be a good scenario for me.”

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