Board Appoints Joel Fey and Gerald Hiesterman to New Admin Positions

The Waukee Board of Education approved the recommendation to appoint Gerald Hiesterman as new assistant principal at Waukee High School and Joel Fey as building principal at Shuler Elementary.

Hiesterman is currently the student support leader at Scavo High School in the Des Moines Public School District and Fey is the principal at Central Elementary in Nevada, Iowa. Hiesterman and Fey will officially assume their new duties on July 1, 2017.

Hiesterman brings with him nine years of classroom experience and fives years of administration experience. He started his career as a business instructor at Amos Hiatt Middle School (AMS) in Des Moines. From 2012-2014 he worked as a Middle School Athletic Director and Behavioral Interventionist at AMS. Since 2014 Gerald has been working as a Student Support Leader at Scavo High School.

“My greatest strength is my relationship building. I look forward to establishing strong relationships with faculty and staff, students, parents and community members,” said Gerald. “I am most excited about starting conversations with staff, students and families in the Waukee Community and learning from them how I can best support their growth, development and advancement.”

Fey’s educational journey began at Grand View College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. He received his Masters of Science Degree in Educational Leadership, Elementary, Middle School and Evaluator License from Drake University. Fey brings with him four years of classroom experience and nine years of administration experience. Currently, Fey works for Nevada Community School District as principal at Central Elementary School, title 1 coordinator and director of special education.

“I am a learner, so the opportunity to work with a quality administrative team is very high on my list,” said Fey. “From my interactions with staff so far, it is evident that Shuler is a great place where great things will happen. It will also be a new challenge for me. I come from a district that is much different from Waukee, so there will be new things I will learn, but also many things that I can bring with me to help us grow.”

These are not new positions for Waukee Community School District.