Brad Buck will be the Iowa Department of Education director, Gov. Terry Branstad announced today. Buck has served as superintendent of the Saydel school district since July 2011. He previously worked as a school administrator in the Waukee, Hudson and North Mahaska school districts between 1997 and 2011. Branstad called Buck a visionary leader with skills to implement the education reform package passed by the Iowa Legislature. He will start in the job by Sept. 1.