Central Lee again makes list of Top Iowa workplaces


DONNELLSON — The Des Moines Register has named the Central Lee Community School District as one of its 2020 Iowa Top Workplaces. This is the second year in a row Central Lee has been awarded this recognition. 

The state’s largest newspaper recognized 135 businesses, organizations and agencies in this year’s list, which is based solely on employee surveys. Central Lee was one of five Iowa public school districts included. Central Lee was the highest ranked public school in the “mid-size” category (150-500 employees) and was the only business/organization to receive the Top Workplace honor in Lee County. 

“Recognition as an Iowa Top Workplace is both an incredible honor and a great accomplishment for our school district,” said Mark Hulsebus, president of the CLCSD Board of Education.

“A hallmark of Top Workplace winners is the fact that their employees are actively engaged in the betterment of the team. In the case of Central Lee, this recognition is a clear testament to not only how hard every member of our staff works, but also to how excellent they are in their individual roles and, more importantly, in working as a team.”

CLCSD is a rural public school system known for the wide variety of academic and co-curricular opportunities it delivers to students. The district has about 375 students open enrolling into its schools each year, and many of its staff members are Central Lee graduates. Currently, CLCSD’s leaders—including the superintendent, principals and curriculum director—are all Central Lee graduates. 

“Central Lee has always been a great place to work because of our talented staff and incredible students,” said Dr. Andy Crozier, superintendent.

“Receiving this honor in consecutive years confirms how our school culture elevates everything we do at Central Lee. The culture is the reason students want to be here and is our number one recruiting tool for prospective staff members. Just like last year, all the credit goes to our staff, who work tirelessly to ensure our students’ success.”

For more information and to view the complete list of 2020 Iowa Top Workplaces, please visit https://topworkplaces.com/publication/desmoinesregister/

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