Deron Stender, Superintendent

(641) 782-7028

I grew up on a large family-owned dairy farm in central Minnesota. At an early age, I learned the value of a strong work ethic and collaboration as being instrumental to the success of the family business. My father was active in politics and served on the school board. Through his example, I learned the importance of education and making good decisions. My early experience with education was not filled with supportive teachers and it wasn’t until high school that I felt a connection and experienced success. That positive connection inspired me to pursue a degree in business education and to become a teacher. As a teacher, I strived to create supportive connections with all students and inspire them to believe in themselves and be successful.

My post-secondary education began at a community college where I balanced academics and wrestling while earning an Associate of Arts Degree. I then earned my Bachelor’sDegree in Business Education from Moorhead State University, my Master’s Degree and Administrative Licensure from St. Cloud State University, and my Licensure as a Director of Community Education from Tri-College, Moorhead. I have completed all the coursework for an Ed.D in Education/Leadership and Administration from St. Cloud State University.

I have 25 years of experience in education that began with 9 years as a business education and technology teacher, coach, advisor, and a leader of FBLA. Throughout the summers, I worked in the private sector as a consultant and speaker on leadership, attitude, goals, and relationships. During my 16 years as an administrator, I worked 2 years as a K-12 principal, 1 year as an elementary principal/superintendent and 13 years as a superintendent. These diverse experiences helped shape my leadership style that is participatory and focuses on consensus building.

I am an extreme athlete and enjoy all sports and activities. I especially enjoy the challenges of training for and running marathons. I enjoy spending time with my family. 

Contact Us

Creston Administration Office

801 North Elm

Creston, IA  50801

Phone:  641-782-7028

Fax:  641-782-7020

Creston Middle School

Grades 6-8

805 Academic Ave.

Creston, IA  50801

Phone:  641-782-2129

Fax:  641-782-6983

Creston Early Childhood Center

Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten

901 North Elm

Creston, IA  50801

Phone:  641-782-2724

Fax:  641-782-5852

Creston High School

Grades 9-12

601 W. Townline

Creston, IA  50801

Phone:  641-782-2116

Fax:  641-782-9502

Creston Elementary

Grades 1-5

805 Academic Ave.

Creston, IA  50801

Phone:  641-782-1155

Fax:  641-782-6983

Nondiscrimination Policy:

​It is the policy of the Creston Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Deron Stender (, 801 North Elm, Creston, Iowa  50801

Creston CSD offers career and technical programs in the following service areas: 

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and

Manufacturing, Business, Finance, Marketing and Management, Human Services

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