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2/4/22 For Immediate Release:

The Norwalk Community School District is excited to announce that Josh Tobey has been selected as the new NCSD Activities Director. Following an extensive hiring process comprising four interview teams which included administration, parents, coaches/sponsors and a student group, Tobey was selected from a strong applicant pool of five finalists. All finalists also toured with Al Lammers, NCSD Activities Director and met with Dr. Jody Ratigan, NCSD Human Resources Director. Mr. Tobey will officially begin his new role on July 1, 2022. 

Tobey is currently serving as the Activities/Athletic Director for Johnston Community Schools and prior to that was the Assistant Athletic Director at Johnston from July 2012-July 2020.  

Previously, Tobey has served as the Norwalk Middle School Athletic Director from Aug. 2008-June 2012. During his time at Norwalk, he coached several middle school athletic programs including baseball and basketball and taught 6th-8th grade science. He currently resides in Cumming, IA with his wife Heather and their three children (Elena-16, Jack-12, Landry-9).    

“I am honored to accept the role of Activities Director in Norwalk. I am appreciative of the opportunity and look forward to serving the Norwalk schools and community” said Josh Tobey. 

Tobey is a member of state professional associations that directly support his growth and development as an activities director. For the past nine years, he has been a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association; in 2015, he was named the Middle School Central District AD of the Year. He also served on the Iowa High School Athletic Association Junior High Advisory Committee.

Tobey earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Iowa State University (Ames) and his master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO). He holds endorsements in coaching, evaluator approval, and PK-12 Principal/PK-12 Special Ed Supervisor.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Tobey back to Norwalk Schools,” said NCSD Superintendent D.T. Magee “Josh brings with him extensive leadership experiences and a unique connection to Norwalk Schools that will serve him well in his role as AD. Coming from a large 4A school district, he will help lead our district growth opportunities, build culture and identity in our community and work to ensure that all students have the ability to participate in programs outside of the classroom.”

Norwalk’s current Activities Director, Mr. Al Lammers, will be retiring in September 2022 after serving Norwalk Schools in different capacities for over 33 years; 17 of those years were as the Activities Director. We are thankful to Mr. Lammers for his years of service and for his outstanding contributions to Norwalk! 

The Norwalk CSD Board of Directors approved Tobey’s hiring assignment as the new NCSD Activities Director at a special board meeting on Wednesday, February 2nd at Norwalk High School. 

Please help us welcome Mr. Tobey back to Norwalk! Go Warriors!

Yours in service,

D.T. Magee