Brad Buck

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Brad Buck
Iowa Department of Education Director
Current Officeholder
In office
August 30, 2013 - Present
Term ends
PredecessorDuane Magee
Base salary$147,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 2013
Appointed byGov. Terry Branstad (R)
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSchool superintendent, administrator, teacher
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Brad Buck is the Director of Education in Iowa.[1] Governor Terry Branstad appointed Buck to the position effective August 30, 2013. Buck, a rural school superintendent with a background in administration and teaching science, relieved Duane Magee, who had been serving in an interim capacity since former director Jason Glass resigned to become superintendent of the Eagle County School District.[2] Buck's appointment will run through the remainder of Glass' unexpired term, ending in January 2015.[3][4]


Buck is a former science teacher, school administrator and superintendent. From July 2011 until his appointment as Iowa's state education director, he served as superintendent of the Saydel school district in rural Polk County. He previously held the title of president of School Administrators of Iowa.

His career as an educator began in 1992 when he took a job teaching science at Parkview Middle School, located in Ankeny, Iowa. He remained in this position for five years before becoming a school administrator for Waukee, Hudson and North Mahaska districts. In 2011, he was made Saydel school district superintendent.[5]

Political career

Iowa Director of Education (2013)

Buck has served as Iowa Director of Education since August 30, 2013.



Buck was appointed Iowa Director of Education by Gov. Terry Branstad (R) in August 2013.[1]

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Preceded by
Duane Magee
Iowa Director of Education
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