Chad Lang of Glenwood is Iowa Central Office Administrator of the Year


Chad Lang, assistant superintendent of school improvement and human resources at Glenwood Community School District, has been named the 2023 Central Office Administrator of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

“Congratulations to Chad for being selected as the 2023 Central Office Administrator of the Year! The hallmarks of his leadership include his ability to build great relationships, model lifelong learning and keep what is best for ALL students at the forefront of decision making. Doing so helps him provide an outstanding learning environment and maximize student outcomes in the Glenwood Community School District,” said SAI Executive Director Lisa Remy.

Lang reflected on the award, “I am humbled and honored to have been given this award in a state where there are so many deserving central office school administrators. We are all a reflection of those we surround ourselves with most. I am happy to accept this award as a representative of all those teachers, staff, administrators, friends, and family in Glenwood Community School District.”

Lang has been in his current role since 2019. He began his career as a high school American Government, World History, and A.P. Human Geography teacher at Dubuque Community Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social science education from the University of Northern Iowa; a master’s in education, secondary administration from William Woods University; and a doctor of education, educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.

A committee of Iowa central office administrators selected Lang, and he will be recognized at the association’s Annual Conference in August.

Learn more about the Administrator of the Year awards