Dr. Nathan Hoven Selected as New Chief Academic Officer

Posted on 03/16/2018
Dr. Nathan Hoven Selected as New Chief Academic Officer


The Francis Howell School District has selected Dr. Nathan Hoven as the District’s new Chief Academic Officer, effective July 1, 2018. The Board of Education approved the selection at the March 15, 2018, Board meeting. Dr. Hoven will replace Nicole Whitesell, who has been hired as the Director of the St. Charles County Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program.

In his new role as FHSD’s Chief Academic Officer, Hoven will guide instructional improvement and student achievement, as well as oversee professional development, special programs, and student support services. “I am extremely excited to join the Francis Howell team,” said Hoven. “The District achieves at a high level, and that is a testament to the great people they have who devote every day to helping students grow. I am honored to join that outstanding group of educators.”

Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris served as the District’s Chief Academic Officer for a decade before being named to her current position in 2016 and understands the rigors and requirements of the job better than anyone. “I have confidence in Dr. Hoven’s leadership abilities and believe he will be an asset to our District as we focus on our new strategic plan,” said Hendricks-Harris.   

Hoven joins FHSD from the Wentzville School District, where he has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the past three years. Prior to that position, he was the principal at Timberland High School from 2012 – 2015, and the principal at Rolla High School from 2008 – 2012. Hoven has also served as an assistant principal, math teacher, and coach in the Pattonville school district as well.

Hoven holds 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 education from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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