Fairfield School Board Selects Zach Wigle as Next Superintendent

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FAIRFIELD, IA – At its February 28 meeting, the Fairfield Community School District Board of Education reached a consensus on the appointment of Zach Wigle as superintendent. FCSD worked in partnership with a dedicated search firm to conduct the selection process. The search firm initially contacted 60 individuals. Of that group, 23 candidates submitted applications to the board. In addition to board member input, the district received invaluable feedback from more than 150 community members, including a candidate forum with both candidates. “We were incredibly fortunate to have several excellent candidates to choose from in our search for our next superintendent,” said Tai Ward, Board President. “Zach impressed the board and the community during his interviews. He was ultimately selected because of his strong vision for building our district’s positive momentum into the future.”

Wigle has spent nearly two decades serving in education across lowa. He has held various administrative roles, including district activities director, intermediate school principal, special education director, and, most recently, high school principal in Solon, lowa. During his tenure as high school principal in Keokuk CSD, he implemented strategies that significantly improved student outcomes, as evidenced by various metrics, including achievement data, dropout rates, and culture surveys. In Solon, Wigle spearheaded initiatives to enhance the district’s career and academic planning program, emphasizing the importance of the learning process at the secondary level and identifying essential skills for every graduate.

Wigle holds a master’s degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University, an advanced studies certification-superintendency From the University of Northern lowa, and a bachelor’s degree from Luther College. He and his wife, Julie, have two children: Mallory and Brady. “It is an honor to be selected as the next superintendent,” said Wigle. “My family and I hold a strong affinity for southeast lowa, and look forward to working alongside others who call this community home. I envision a future in which I can contribute to the growth and development of the Fairfield community as a whole.”

Wigle will officially begin his role as superintendent on July 1, 2024.

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