Chris Coffelt

Superintendent, Central Decatur and Lamoni Community School Districts, Iowa

Chris Coffelt serves as shared superintendent for Central Decatur and Lamoni community school districts in Decatur County, Iowa. Coffelt has worked in public education for the past 23 years in urban (Kansas City, Kansas), suburban (Liberty, Missouri) and rural (Decatur County, Iowa) settings. Over the last five years, Coffelt and Central Decatur administrators and teacher leaders implemented the TAP System, hosted school visits and spoke on a variety of panels to serve as a model for teacher leadership—leading to a system of teacher leadership for school districts throughout the state of Iowa. Coffelt holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Iowa State University, a Master of Science in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership and policy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  

 Chris  Coffelt