Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Doug Van Zyl
St. Joseph School District
Dr. Van Zyl received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern College in Iowa. He has a master's degree from Sam Houston State University in Texas and a doctorate from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Before joining the St. Joseph School District in July 2018, Dr. Van Zyl spent eight years as superintendent of schools in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Prior to serving as superintendent in Fort Dodge, Dr. Van Zyl was superintendent of Harrisonville Schools in Missouri for three years. He previously served as an assistant superintendent in Harrisonville and was an elementary principal in Independence School District for seven years.
Dr. Van Zyl was born and raised in Minnesota. He and his wife have three children, two currently in college and one entering college this year.