|1994 alumnus chosen as Francis Howell superintendent|
|Thursday, January 23, 2020|
Dr. Nathan Hoven, Class of 1994 - Hoven was selected by the Francis Howell School District Board of Education to serve as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020. Hoven has served as the district’s deputy superintendent and chief academic officer for the past two years.
As the new superintendent, Hoven is looking forward to the challenge of leading the district, which is located in St. Charles County, Missouri.
“Francis Howell has an amazingly rich history, and the students achieve at an incredibly high level,” Hoven said. “I am honored and humbled to be part of such a great district. I am excited to step into this role and am looking forward to working with our students, staff and community to continue moving the district forward.”
Hoven started his teaching career in Hazelwood and then Pattonville, where he taught high school math and coached football, wrestling and golf. In 2003 he became the assistant principal at Pattonville High School, and in 2008 he was named the principal of Rolla High School. In 2012, he moved to the Wentzville School District, where he served as the principal at Timberland High School. In 2015, he became Wentzville’s assistant superintendent for human resources. Hoven joined Francis Howell in 2018 as the chief academic officer and added the additional title (and responsibilities) of deputy superintendent in 2019.
Hoven has a balance of knowledge and experience in many different areas, including instruction, leadership, personnel, finance and communications. His career opportunities have enabled him to develop strong leadership skills built on relationships, trust, communication, collaboration, and sound decision-making.
Hoven has presented at the annual conferences for educators in Missouri and facilitated the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP) Aspiring Principals Workshop. He served on the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 Regional Advisory Committee and currently leads the academic goal area of strategic planning.
Hoven earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a master’s degree in secondary administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.