As the new superintendent of the New Hampton Community School District, I am excited and honored to be selected to lead such a high performing and quality district.  First, I would like to thank all of the staff members, parents, and community members who continue to provide a warm welcome to the school and community.  I look forward to the coming months and continuing to learn more about the district and the communities it serves.  

Second, the New Hampton School District is committed to providing a quality education for each and every child in the district.  It is one of the reasons I wanted to come to New Hampton.  As our dedicated staff members work to educate our children, we will work to improve our implementation of the district's mission to make sure we empower all students to succeed in a changing world.  I have been very impressed with the commitment and dedication of the district's patrons and staff members.  The pride in the school and community is evident everywhere I go.  I feel privileged to join the school staff and become a part of the New Hampton community.  

Third, during the coming months I will be holding a series of community meetings to share some information about the district and to gather your feedback.  I hope you will consider attending one of these meetings so your voice can be heard.  I am interested in hearing about the great things in the district and also the things we can improve on.  

Finally, if you ever have any questions or concerns about the district, please feel free to contact me directly at any time.  I would be glad to meet with you personally or talk with you on the phone or via email.  You may call the superintendent's office at (641) 394-2134 or via email at j_jurrens@new-hampton.k12.ia.us.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Go Chickasaws!