By Celine Klosterman
David Krummel is getting a job he said he’s always wanted.
The curriculum facilitator with the Clear Creek-Amana Community School District will be the new principal of Regina Junior/Senior High School in Iowa City, Regina announced Friday.
A 1987 graduate of Regina, he has worked at Clear Creek since 1998. He has served as a high school science teacher, technology coordinator and school administration manager, besides fulfilling his current role. He also has taught middle- and high-school science in Illinois and Houston.
In Iowa City, he and his wife, Michelle, bought a house close enough to Regina that his children could walk there. The Krummels are parents of Regina students Sean, a sixth-grader, and Emily, a kindergartener.
“There’s a kind of community (at Regina) we hadn’t experienced anywhere else,” he said. “We knew it was something we wanted to be a part of.” He also cited the school’s “strong academics and well-rounded Catholic education.”
He said he hopes to do his best to continue Regina’s academic traditions.
Krummel earned a bachelor’s degree in science education and a master’s in educational administration from the University of Iowa, where he is pursuing a doctorate in educational administration.
“We know (Krummel’s) experience working with curriculum and his innovative approach to the educational process promise an exciting future for Regina,” said Carol Trueg, Regina president. He was chosen from 14 applicants.
He succeeds Ray Pechous, who has worked at Regina since 1988. Pechous earlier said he was being forced into retirement. School and diocesan officials have declined to comment on the matter.
Krummel’s term starts July 1.