I have dedicated my life to quality education for children. As a classroom teacher, I worked with students to help meet their educational goals. As a principal I worked with educators, children and parents. I know first-hand the needs of our teachers and I have seen the sacrifices they make daily. I have worked to give them the support and tools to achieve success. I fought to cut wasteful spending and increase transparency while serving as an administrator for the Bellevue Schools.
I will bring knowledge and experience to help prioritize resources for our classrooms as your school board member. I know teacher and parent input is very valuable and should be considered in every decision. Our students require tools and technology to compete in today’s competitive world.
Tough choices need to be made. Confidence needs to be restored. I have a strong desire to serve our schools. My wife and I had our children in public school classrooms for thirty years. As a parent I believe Bellevue Schools served our children very well. As a grandparent I am dedicated to see the excellence continue. I need your vote to do that.
Assistant Superintendent for Business, Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, Nebraska, July 1997 to 2011
Superintendent of Schools, Bennington Public Schools, Bennington, Nebraska, July 1992 to June 1997
Superintendent of Schools, David City Public Schools, David City, Nebraska, July 1986 to June 1992
Assistant Superintendent, Plattsmouth Community Schools, January 1984 to June 1986.
Elementary Principal, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Food Service Director, Plattsmouth Community
Schools, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 1974 — December 1983
Elementary Teacher, Assumption School, Omaha, Nebraska, 1972 — 1974
United States Army, 1970 — 1972
Elementary Teacher, Waterloo, Nebraska, August 1970 to December 1970
EMH Special Education Teacher, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Nebraska, 1969 — 1970
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP P0SITIONS
Nebraska Schoolmasters — President, 2005-2006
Nebraska Association of School Administrators Region II President, 1996-97
Nebraska Association of School Administrators Executive Board, 1995-97
Phi Delta Kappa Vice-President for Foundation/Special Projects, 1993-94
NCSA Legislative Committee — 1994 to 1996
Nebraska Association of School Boards — NCSA State Convention Planning Committee 1987-1988
NASB Labor Relations Planning Committee - 1988
Vice-Chairman of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators, 1981-1982
NCSA Executive Board, 1980 — 1983
President of the Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals, 1981-1982
NAESP Executive Board, 1977-1983
President of Region II Elementary School Principals, 1978-1979
NAESP Resolutions Committee, 1978, 1981-1982
NAESP Constitutional Review Committee, 1978-1979
NAESP Awards Committee, 1979-1983
NAESP State Convention Planning Committee — 1977
Administrators Days Planning Committee — 1980
NCSA Welfare Committee, 1980-1983
NCSA Constitutional Review Committee - Chairman, 1982-1983