Joe Hegland

Candidate for District 34

Meet Joe Hegland

Joe grew up in Cedar Rapids and eventually went to Cedar Falls to study Elementary and Middle School Education at the University of Northern Iowa. After graduating with his bachelors degree he then continued on working a Masters in Instructional Technology, knowing that he wanted to be working on managing technology in schools.

He took a job teaching Language Arts and Science for 5 years in the same district as his wife, West Delaware County Community School District. At that point a job opened up in his district to be the Technology Director and he took it. For the last 14 years he has been leading the district with all technology initiatives, including 1 to 1 devices for students, upgrading security throughout the district and creating electronic systems used daily.

During this time he also was an a committee working to recognize Manchester as a Connect Iowa community, making sure we had access to broadband that is sorely needed in rural Iowa. He also was a High School Speech coach for 14 years, which he says is one of the best things, besides his family, that he was given the opportunity to do. You can still see him locally in the district giving help to groups or helping out at contests. 

  You may also catch him around a lot of the area hosting Trivia Night and Music Bingo events with Trivial Dudes. He enjoys the chances to go out and interact with people in the community and offer them fun nights of entertainment. Besides then normal weekly events, he has used this Trivial Dudes to help run multiple fundraisers to support many local organizations local to the area.

Currently he resides in Manchester with his wife, 3 kids, and his 2 dogs and enjoys every minute of getting to call this place home. He loves helping out the schools when he has a chance, he’s been a past president of Manchester’s swim team board, and is an avid audience member at his children’s numerous activities.