A veteran educator is returning to KMAland to serve as the Treynor School District’s next superintendent.
Recently, the Treynor School Board selected Mark Hopkins as the district’s next top administrator. Currently department chair for K-12 programs at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Hopkins is no stranger to southwest Iowa schools. In addition to serving as AHSTW superintendent from 2010-to-2013, Hopkins was also an English instructor, and speech and drama coach in the former Farragut School District from 1993-to-2000. Hopkins tells KMA News he and his wife thought Treynor was a good fit.
“My wife and I are very familiar with the area, and love the area,” said Hopkins, “and, we’re familiar with Treynor schools. We know that the Treynor School District is a special place, with a lot of tradition, and they have a progressive vision for the future. They’re upgrading and expanding their facilities. There’s a strong focus on their education programs and offerings, and making sure they’re giving more opportunities for students, as well as keeping their extracurricular activities strong.”