August 03, 2021

New Murray and East Union Superintendent Tim Kuehl ‘excited to get there’

Tim Kuehl has been a Superintended at two other schools for a total of 13 years, Gladbrook-Reinbeck and currently at Clear Creek-Amana. Before that he’d been in administration covering preschool all the way up through high school where he served as principal and curriculum director, teacher and athletic coach. Kuehl has also served as the President for the School Administrators of Iowa, been on the governing board for the American Association of School Administrators and chaired the AEA 267 Superintendent Advisory Committee.

“I grew up in rural northeast Iowa on a dairy farm, that way of life is important to me. Specific draws to Murray are their commitment to learning for students, as evidenced by their recognition as a Blue Ribbon School,” said Kuehl. “I was kind of looking to get into the rural Iowa position again. Where I’m at now is a mix of rural and suburban and rapidly growing... I’m looking to get back to that small town, more rural feel and work.”

Kuehl was able to spend a day in May with former Superintendent Ken Kasper where he noticed the tight-knit feel of the Murray community. He is looking forward building relationships in Murray and being a part of the community. He saw how the community was a big support system for the school district. Changes and improvements can happen more quickly in a smaller school and Kuehl is looking forward to doing his part to support Murray staff and students.

“I’m going to be attending, just to be there, the board meeting in June,” said Kuehl. “And as soon as I can get to the area I’ll be starting to meet with board members, get involved in the community and kind of get a feel for where things are at and what they feel like we need to address right away.”

“I’m excited to get there and be a part of everything they have going on,” said Kuehl.

Kuehl is married to his wife Dana. They have 5 children and 1 grandchild. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, motorcycling, sports, travel, and any outdoor activity I can squeeze into the busy schedule.

Tyra Audlehelm

I grew up in Osceola and live here still with my husband and son. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2017. I have work at the OST since January of 2018.