Charles City Community School District begins superintendent search

(ABC 6 News) – The Charles City Community School District Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent.

Mike Fisher announced his resignation at the board of education meeting Monday night to accept a new position as superintendent of schools in his hometown of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

His contract with Oskaloosa Community School District is anticipated to be approved next week. Fisher’s resignation will take effect on June 30, 2022.

“I was contacted in December about the opening and asked to consider applying to be superintendent in my hometown,” Fisher said. “There are only a handful of communities that could pull me away from the incredible work we are doing in Charles City, and Oskaloosa is one of them. This gives Sarah and I an opportunity to be closer to our family and allow our son, Joshua, to grow up closer to his grandparents.”

During his tenure, Fisher focused on student achievement growth, completing facility projects, and a mission and vision focused on students learning regardless of who they are or what their story is they can learn and be loved in Charles City Community Schools. Over the last four years, the district witnessed strategic growth across each campus in multiple areas as well as the completion of the baseball and softball diamonds.

Fisher also led the District through the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitated the repurposing of the North Grand Building into market-rate housing and community childcare.

Fisher joined the Charles City Community Schools in July of 2018.