Perry Middle School Principal Shaun Kruger will leave the Perry Community School District at the end of the school year in order to take the position of superintendent of schools in the West Liberty School District.
Kruger’s career in education has included stints as a junior high school assistant principal and as a fourth, fifth and seventh grade science and social science teacher in Texas. He has 26 years of experience in education and has served in the Perry schools since 2005.
Kruger was named one of the three finalists for the 2016 Middle School Principal of the Year honor, an annual award of the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI). He was the closest contender for the superintendence of the Perry Community School District in 2017.
With an enrollment of about 1,300 students, West Liberty CSD, the home of the Comets, is in the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.