Learn More About Superintendent Murley

Steve Murley was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Iowa City Community School District July 2010.  Prior to joining the District, Steve served the Wausau School District (WI), the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools (WI) and the Neenah Joint School District (WI).  Steve has served as a teacher, coach, athletic department administrator, building administrator, director of human resources and employee relations, and superintendent.  

As Superintendent of Schools, Steve was involved in many community organizations focused on providing resources and opportunities to the children of the greater Iowa City Area and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa City Community School District Foundation, the Iowa City Area Development Group, and Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa.  He has been active in professional organizations at the national, state, and local level including the United States Department of Education Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, the American Association of School Administrators, the District Management Group, the Horace Mann League, the National Superintendents Roundtable, the National Superintendents Dialog, the Urban Superintendents Association of America, the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on College Readiness, the Iowa Department of Education Superintendents Advisory Council, the Iowa Urban Education Network, and the School Administrators of Iowa.  Steve is the past president of the Iowa Urban Education Network, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, and the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrator.

Steve has a deep and abiding commitment to public education and developing the next generation of leaders who will serve our students.  He has been active as a graduate school faculty member having taught at the University of Iowa in the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Department, the University of Wisconsin–Superior in the Educational Administration Department, Marian University in the Educational Leadership Department, and the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in both the Department of Human Services and Professional Leadership and the Department of Educational Foundations.  Steve also serves as the lead instructor for the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent Certification Program – Midwest Cohort.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with a triple major in Economics, History, and Communications.  He has also completed a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Educational Administration.

Steve and his wife Darci have three sons.
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