Muscatine Community School District announces Director of Operations

Chris Nienhaus. [Submitted/Muscatine Community School District]

The Muscatine Community School District is pleased to announce Chris Nienhaus as its next Director of Operations. This appointment is pending MCSD School Board approval at the regular meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023. Mr. Nienhaus has served MCSD in several roles and is currently Principal at Susan Clark Jr. High. He was first hired by the district in 2001.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to become the Director of Operations for our school district.  It has been an honor to serve as the principal of Susan Clark Junior High for the past 5 years.  I look forward to working with all of the buildings and staff in a different capacity.”

Chris Nienhaus graduated from Muscatine High School in 1995 and then went to The University of Iowa, majoring in Mathematics. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in administration from Western Illinois University . Mr. Nienhaus joined the MCSD team in January 2001, teaching Math at Muscatine High School. He completed his principal endorsement from Western Illinois in 2006.  Mr. Nienhaus then served as the assistant principal of Muscatine High School from 2006-2018.  He has served as the Principal of Susan Clark Jr. High for the last 5 years.

“Chris has proven himself to be a strong leader while working in our district,” says Clint Christopher, Superintendent. “I look forward to working with him in this new role, and am confident in his abilities.”

The district will work closely with Susan Clark Junior High on the next steps regarding the principal role for their building. 

Mr. Nienhaus’s first day as Director of Operations will be July 1, 2023