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Hello and thank you for visiting my web page. My name is Dr. Koch, and this is my thirteenth (13) year as principal of the Madison Middle School. Before becoming the principal I was a teacher at Madison Middle School from 1991 to 1996. In 1996, I became the assistant principal at Storm Lake Middle School in Storm Lake, Iowa. In 2001, I moved to West Des Moines, Iowa and became the assistant principal and athletic director at Stilwell Junior High School.

I grew up in the "Greatest Town On Earth" Upton, Wyoming and graduate from high school in 1981. I completed my undergraduate work at Black Hills State University and earned my Masters Degree from South Dakota State University. In 2005, I earned my Superintendent Specialist from the University of Northern Iowa, and I completed my doctorate from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010.

I have two children, Kelsey is a high school grade social studies teacher in Brookings, SD and Bennett is a wind tower specialist and climbs 300 foot towers! I also have two grandchildren, Jack and Spencer.

If you have questions about Madison Middle School feel free to e-mail me at cotton.koch@k12.sd.us or call me at 605-256-7717. Follow me on twitter at @kochcotton8181. You can follow the middle school on twitter @MadisonMSNews and #celebratemms