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Cedar Rapids schools announce new administrators

Dr. David Brown Dr. David Brown
Andrew Eley Andrew Eley
Linda Reysack Linda Reysack
Deb Scott Deb Scott

The Cedar Rapids Community School District has announced new administrators for the 2012-2013 school year at Harding Middle School, Wilson Middle School, Metro High School, and the Polk Alternative Center.  

Dr. David B. Brown has been named the new principal of Metro Alternative High School.  Prior to coming to Cedar Rapids, Dr. Brown was the secondary special education teacher strategist with the Iowa City Community School District.

In a written statement, Dr. Brown says, "I am anxious to build on the positive things my predecessor has done in providing students with rigorous and relevant programming as we work to bring Metro recognition as THE alternative school."

Brown has a bachelor's degree in history, a master's degree in African American World Studies, and a PhD in educational leadership and social policy.  

He replaces Kathy Green who is retiring.

Andrew Eley will become the new principal of Wilson Middle School, which will transition from a 2-8 school, to a 6-8 school. 

Eley, who holds a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in educational administration, is currently the facilitator at Jefferson High School.  

"I am looking forward to developing a strong team in working for our students and rebranding Wilson Middle School," Eley said in a written statement.

Linda Reysack will move from being the principal at Harrison Elementary to being the principal at Harding Middle School.

Reysack, who spent five years in the classroom before becoming a principal, held principalships in the Elk Horn-Kimbalton, West Marshall, DeWitt, and Davenport school districts before coming to Cedar Rapids.

Reysack has a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in educational administration, and a superintendent endorsement. 

In a written statement, Reysack said, "I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the next Harding principal.  I attended Harding as a student and believe I received an outstanding education. I look forward to returning and working with the staff, students, and parents to make Harding a model school. "

Reysack replaces Randy Krejci who is retiring.

Deb Scott will become the principal at the newly-established Polk Alternative Center.  The center will be home to multiple secondary special services programs beginning in the fall of 2012.

Scott, a current special needs facilitator at Viola Gibson Elementary School, previously taught at Franklin, Harding, and at the Bertram/Tanager Place site.  She has also held positions with Grant Wood AEA, the Linn county Juvenile Detention Center, Oakdale Classification Center, and AWARE Program.

Scott holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education, a master's degree in special education, and an EdS. in educational leadership.

"I am looking forward to working with the Polk neighborhood and community partners to help provide outstanding programming for students," Scott said in a written statement.

All begin their new duties on July 1, 2012.

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