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New leader selected for Keokuk School District

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Western Illinois University

The Keokuk School Board voted unanimously to hire Kathy Dinger to serve as the district’s next superintendent.

She is currently superintendent of the Bushnell-Prairie City School District.

The Keokuk board approved the hire on Thursday night. Dinger will earn $172,500 in her first year and $177,000 in her second year.

Dinger is a Keokuk native and current resident of the city. She attended and graduated from the school district she will soon lead.

She will succeed interim superintendent Dan Mart, who has served since 2021.

The school district has 1,860 enrolled students who live in Keokuk and surrounding rural communities in southeast Iowa.

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