April 7, 2008
Peter Hathaway, principal of North Middle School in Sioux City, will join Morningside College in August as chair of the college’s education department.
Hathaway, who retires June 30 from the Sioux City Community School District, fills a vacant position at Morningside College. As chair of the education department, Hathaway will be responsible for all matters pertaining to the department, including evaluation and coordination of courses and faculty. He will report to William Deeds, Morningside’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.
Hathaway received his bachelor’s degree in education from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., and his master’s degree in secondary school administration from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Early in his career, Hathaway taught art at Emerson-Hubbard Schools in Emerson, Neb., and at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Sioux City. He later worked as assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson and at both West and North high schools in Sioux City. Hathaway also has served as principal at Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover Middle School and East High School in Sioux City.
Hathaway was named Iowa Assistant Principal of the Year in 1991. While serving as principal at Woodrow Wilson in 1997, he was named a Milken Educator by the Milken Family Foundation. The foundation's award program honors and rewards outstanding K-12 educators for the quality of their teaching and professional leadership. In 1997, then-Governor Terry Branstad appointed Hathaway to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
The Morningside College Education Department offers programs leading to professional teaching credentials in many areas, including elementary education, special education and secondary education. Morningside also offers a master’s degree in teaching. Morningside’s education department is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.