Meet the Superintendent

  • Stephen Murley Stephen F. Murley
    Superintendent
    Phone: (319) 688-1000
    Email: Murley.Stephen@iowacityschools.org

    Stephen F. Murley has served as Superintendent of Schools since July 2010. Prior to arriving in Iowa, Steve served three school districts in Wisconsin as a teacher, coach, building administrator, human resources director, and superintendent. He and his wife live in Iowa City. Two of his three boys are students in the school district providing Steve the opportunity to hear first-hand about the daily successes in our classrooms.

     

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Meet the Superintendent's Executive Team

  • Matt Degner Matt Degner
    Assistant Superintendent
    Phone: (319) 688-1000
    Email: Degner.Matt@iowacityschools.org

    Matt Degner has served in the Iowa City Community School District since July of 2013. Matt was Principal of South East Junior High for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Since that time he has served as Director of Secondary Schools and now Assistant Superintendent. Prior to Iowa City, Matt served two different school districts in Iowa, Williamsburg and Bettendorf. Matt has two children at Lucas Elementary and another in preschool.  His wife, Dr. Kate Degner is an assistant professor of Mathematics Education at St. Ambrose University.  Matt is passionate about student engagement and innovation in education.  

     

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  • Craig Hansel Craig Hansel
    Chief Financial Officer
    Phone: (319) 688-1000|
    Email: Hansel.Craig@iowacityschools.org

    Craig entered the arena of public school business in 1985 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Iowa City Community School District. Craig served as past president of the Iowa Association of School Business Officials and is a graduate of the Iowa School Business Management Academy. He shares his years of experience and knowledge with aspiring school business leaders throughout the state of Iowa by being an instructor in graduate programs for the University of Northern Iowa, the Iowa School Business Management Academy, and the Iowa Superintendents Finance and Leadership Consortium. Craig holds the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners license as a School Business Official, a BA in business finance, a MBA, and a Ph.D. in public administration.

     

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  • Amy Kortemeyer Amy Kortemeyer
    Assistant Superintendent
    Phone: (319) 688-1000
    Email: Kortemeyer.Amy@iowacityschools.org

    Amy Kortemeyer has served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools since January 2016. Prior to this, Amy was the Director of Elementary Schools for the District. Amy also has served in four other districts in Iowa as a teacher, coach, elementary principal, director of teaching and learning and superintendent of schools. Her first teaching job was in Houston, Texas. Amy and her husband have two children.

     

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  • Chace Ramey R. Chace Ramey
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Phone: (319) 688-1000
    Email: Ramey.Chace@iowacityschools.org

    Chace first joined the Iowa City Community School District in 2012. After serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources until December of 2015, Chace ventured to Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia to serve as the HR Assistant Superintendent. He returned home to ICCSD in 2018 to serve as the District’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Chace has also provided district leadership in school systems in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as served as a school board member. Chace and his wife have one child.

     

     

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