Cedar Rapids Community School District Announces New Superintendent

New Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover.


New Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover.

The CRCSD has announced a new superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year. Dr. Tawana Grover was approved with a unanimous vote to succeed interim superintendent Art Sathoff who took over after the passing of superintendent Noreen Bush in October 2022. 

Dr. Grover served as superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools in Nebraska for seven years. 

The Board is confident Dr. Grover fits the leadership profile the search firm prepared and the Board approved following input from our community members, staff, parents, and students,” said Board President Davis Tominsky. “Dr. Grover is a well-respected administrator with a tremendous amount of community leadership involvement. We are excited for her to assume this role and serve as Cedar Rapids School District Superintendent.”

In her almost 30 years in education Dr. Grover has served as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, chief human resource officer and superintendent. Dr. Grover is excited to work with CRCSD.

“I am ready to hit the ground running, listening, learning, and leading for the most immediate needs”, said Dr. Grover. “I firmly believe that it takes an entire community to ensure the success of our public schools. [CRCSD] commitment to placing students first is undeniable. As your next superintendent, I will work to ensure students will graduate with more than a diploma. I’m excited to meet the students in the district, hear and elevate their voice, and be inspired by their interests and passions.”

Dr. Grover will start her role as superintendent on July 1. 2023.