FOREST CITY – Waldorf College director of business online program, master’s degree program interim director and residential and online adjunct professor, Dr. Larry Hill, was appointed to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. Hill was appointed by Governor Terry E. Branstad earlier this month.
This will be Hill’s second four-year term on the board. “We serve as the ethics board for education,” said Hill. “The board is balanced between political parties, is gender balanced, and is made up of school administrators, classroom teachers and community members. Appointees must be approved by the Iowa Senate.”
The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners takes on tasks such as setting licensure standards for classroom teachers and administrators, employees and endorsement areas; they hold legal hearings over 150 ethical violations by educators annually; and are currently implementing the first-in-the-nation mandatory ethics training for teacher preparation programs and experienced teachers.
“Iowa stands out as having a high ethical standard for educators,” said Hill. “Our monthly meetings set the stage and future movement of Iowa education, which is a serious responsibility. I take pride in working with some of the most focused and dedicated people.”
Hill’s appointment is partially due to his extensive experience in education. He has served as a school superintendent and has over 38 years of experience working with public and private education. In 2005, Hill was chosen to represent Iowa as Superintendent of the Year, where he had the chance to travel across the nation interacting with all types of school leaders from a wide variety of states, as well as serve as an educational ambassador for Iowa.
The other part of why he was appointed for a second term could be credited to his passion for education.
“An appointment to a state board is a responsibility,” said Hill. “My hope is that I will be able to give back to a profession which has provided me with so many opportunities to impact the lives of students, educators, administrators, elected officials and community members.”