Superintendent’s Welcome

STA_STA_STRIKE_DARRINAbout Darrin

I am Darrin Strike, Superintendent of West Fork CSD and I would like to welcome you to our West Fork CSD website. I have served as superintendent in this system since July 1,2007 and have been a partner in facilitating sharing agreements and the reorganization that has helped us become the entity we are today.

I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a B.S in Biology and served as a science teacher for eight years.  It was during this time that I decided to pursue a degree in administration and graduated from Drake University in 2000 with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  I served as a secondary principal for four years while I was completing my Educational Specialists Degree from Drake University. My next three years were with AEA267 working as a School Improvement/Science Consultant before taking the superintendent position with the historical SCMT district, a partner school in the formation of West Fork. 

When I am away from school I enjoy spending time with my wife Beth and our children Catherine and McKenna.  Our family hobbies include: biking, boating, snowmobiling and most outdoor activities.  

My favorite part of being affiliated with the West Fork CSD is the students we serve.  I truly believe our district and communities provide our students with opportunities to grow and excel and our students strive to fulfill the district mission of becoming successful learners, citizens, and leaders.  Our district vision statement is for West Fork students to be proud of their educational experience and be confident in their ability to succeed in a complex global environment.  As I watch students move through our system, it is evident they are working hard at becoming better tomorrow than they were today.   

As a school district, we value academics and extra-curricular participation because when combined they equal excellence.  The programs offered by the district and the learning environment created by the staff, have made “West Fork Nation” a unique place for excellence to be discovered.