Gladbrook-Reinbeck names Caleb Bonjour next district superintendent

Caleb Bonjour pictured with his family. Bonjour has been chosen as the next G-R superintendent. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District School Board has named Caleb Bonjour as the district’s next superintendent.

Currently, Bonjour serves as superintendent of the Midland CSD, where he has led the development of a five-year district strategic plan focused on facilities and branding, climate and school environment, communication, and teaching and learning. He also helped the Midland community pass a bond this spring to support the renovation of their elementary building.

Bonjour is anticipating a doctorate of education degree from Drake University in the spring of 2024. Previously, he served as PK-2 principal, Title IX coordinator, and statewide voluntary preschool program director in the Maquoketa CSD.

“I am extremely honored to be chosen for the opportunity to lead the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District,” said Bonjour. “Rebel Nation is the kind of place that my wife and I want to raise our family in, and I look forward to helping continue the district’s trend of excellence in academics and activities. Go Rebels!”

Board members worked with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the search. Bonjour interviewed with stakeholder interview groups consisting of students, parents, teachers, and community members on May 4.

Bonjour will officially begin leading the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District on July 1, 2023.

Bonjour replaces outgoing G-R superintendent Erik Smith who was shared with neighboring AGWSR.

Bonjour has been hired as a full time superintendent.