Office of the Superintendent
Meet the Superintendent
I have had the fortune to live in the Midwest states of Missouri, Iowa, and the Dakots, but label Clinton, Iowa as my hometown. All my pre-college educational grades were completed in the Clinton, Iowa public school district. My involvement in co-curricular activities started as soon as eligible and centered in football, basketball, and track. Being from a community on the Mississippi River, summer recreational activities on the river were always available.
My college career started at the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and finished three years later with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. I returned to the Midwest, to the University of Iowa, to pursue a Master's degree and continue work on a Doctorate in the field of education.
My teacher career included disciplines of biology, chemistry, health sciences, and physical education. I have also taught summer driver's education. One of my biggest challenges was instructing a paraplegic student in behind-the-wheel driving time.
A former superintendent, colleague, and mentored encouraged me to pursue school administration, which I qualified for though Chadron State College in Nebraska and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
For the past 20 years, I have served as a Superintendent of Schools in North Dakota and South Dakota. With 20 years in administration and 16 years as a teacher/coach, I have seen many educational events and changes.
My wife of 45 years and I are blessed with three adult children: Zachary, Morgan, and Thad, who have professional positions in education, medicine, and customer service.
My hobbies include woodworking, skiing, and riding my Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide during the riding season.