Morning Routine: Waukee superintendent Brad Buck
Waukee superintendent Brad Buck has a lot on his plate as the head of the state's fastest-growing school district.
- Since 2020, Waukee has added nearly one new school a year. It's preparing to add Waterford Elementary next year and North Middle School in 2025.
Yes, but: As he organizes his days, Buck still makes time for himself in the mornings and plays in an "old man basketball group" twice a week, he tells Axios.
Here's how the former director of the Iowa Department of Education starts his day:
⏰ Wake up: 4:30am if he's playing basketball, otherwise 5:30am to work out.
🍳 Breakfast: While Buck isn't a breakfast eater, he drinks 32 ounces of Diet Mountain Dew. If you think that's a lot, he says it's a big reduction from the former 100 ounce mug he used to consume daily.
📚 What he's reading: Emails first thing to make sure nothing "shifted" overnight that he needs to address.
- He'll also go on X, formerly known as Twitter, to try and get different perspectives.
💡 How he stays organized: "I have an admin assistant named Angela who is absolutely phenomenal."
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