Dr. Roark Horn Named Incoming SAI Executive Director


Dr. Roark HornThe SAI Executive Committee has named Dr. Roark Horn as the incoming executive director. Horn, currently chief administrator at Area Education Agency 267, will begin his new role July 1, 2015.

SAI President Deron Durflinger expressed, "Roark has demonstrated the qualities and skills any organization looks for in its executive leader. We had some wonderful applicants, yet Roark's leadership style and vision for moving SAI forward made him the right person for the position. Though replacing [current Executive Director] Dan Smith won't be easy, we are excited to have Roark leading our organization in the future."

Horn's prior administrative experience includes serving as superintendent of the Hudson Community School District, superintendent at Northeast Hamilton CSD, and high school principal at Jesup CSD. He began his career in education teaching language arts at Jesup High School. He also served as SAI president in 2012-13.

“I am honored, proud and humbled by the opportunity and very excited to serve all of the school administrators in Iowa,” Horn shared.