Phone: 319-988-3239
Mark Schlatter

K-6 Principal

Mr. Schlatter graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School in 1979.
After high school, he attended North Iowa Area Community College in
Mason City, Iowa and obtained his AA degree there. Once done at NIACC,
he landed at Buena Vista College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts
degree in Elementary Education.  In 1999, he returned to his alma
mater and began working on his master’s degree. In 2004, he completed
that goal and graduated from Buena Vista University with a Master of
Science in Education degree.

Mr. Schlatter’s teaching background is in elementary education. He
started his teaching career in 1983 as a Title 1 math teacher in
Garner, Iowa. After a year in that position, he moved into a fifth
grade classroom. In 1986, Mr. Schlatter moved to Parkersburg and
taught 5/6 grade social studies for two years and then second grade
for one.  After three years in Parkersburg, he moved to Iowa Falls
where he taught at a variety of elementary grade levels and
successfully coached a variety of sports with the highlight of his
coaching experiences being when he guided his 1992-93 boys basketball
team to the state tournament. In 1999, Mr. Schlatter had the
opportunity to move into a half-time administrative assistant
position.  So for the next three years, he served as Iowa Fall’s
elementary assistant administrator and as one of its first grade
teachers. Using this position as a spring board, Mr. Schlatter moved
to Hudson in 2002 to become their K -8 principal. He maintained this
position for 4 years; and then in 2007, Hudson restructured their
administrative team and he assumed the leadership for the district’s
K-4 building. After holding this position for 4 years, the district
restructured its administrative team again and Mr. Schlatter became
the district’s K-6 principal.

Mr. Schlatter and his family currently reside in Cedar Falls. School
is important to his family as his wife, Shelley, is a first grade
teacher in the Cedar Falls Community School System.  One of Mr.
Schlatter’s proudest moments occurred in 2012 when Shelley received
the McElroy Trust’s Gold Star Teacher award which recognized her for
her work in the classroom. The rest of Mr. Schlatter’s family consists
of Austin,Casey and Katie and all three children are still involved in
school in some way. Austin just finished his Masters in Sports
Managment at Grandview University in Des Moines and is currently
working with the university as a basketball coach. Casey is a student
at Drake University where he is studying Marketing. He is also a
member of the Bulldog basketball program. Katie is an eleventh grader
at Cedar Falls High School and is very active in the school’s band and
drama departments.

Outside of school, Mr. Schlatter enjoys spending time with his family,
being involved in his church, and watching his children’s different
activities.