To give you a bit of background information, I grew up on a farm south of Presho, South Dakota. I am a 1983 graduate of Lyman High School. After high school, I went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in History Education from the University of South Dakota in 1990. I took my first teaching job in Hecla , South Dakota where I taught social science, computers and coached. From Hecla, I moved to neighboring Frederick where I remained for three years. While in Frederick , I earned a Master’s Degree from Northern State University in Secondary School Administration. After completing my degree, I took my first administrative position as the Secondary Principal for the Sully Buttes School District in Onida South Dakota. During my first year, I served as principal, athletic director, and coached. I spent nine years in Onida, serving as Principal, Superintendent, joint Superintendent with the Agar School District and eventually, Superintendent for the newly reorganized Agar-Blunt-Onida School District . While in Onida, I also earned a Specialist Degree in School District Administration from the University of South Dakota . Currently, I have served as the Superintendent of the Parkston School District since 2003.
Molly and I have four children. Landry was born in 1998, Bennett 2001 , and Liam Shayne in 2002. Max was born in 2009.
I currently serve as the Superintendent for the Parkston School District. I enjoy spending time with my children, listening to music, watching football, movies, and following politics.
Little known fact: During my tenor as a teacher and later administrator, I also found time to coach football. I served as head coach for the Frederick/Hecla Northstars for three years and for four years as head coach for the Sully Buttes Chargers. During that time, I won five conference titles, qualified for the state playoffs six times, won two Region Titles and coached my team in the semi-final playoff game twice. I finished my coaching career with a record of 50-19.