Approachable, experienced leadership for Kenesaw Public Schools.
I attended Dodge City Community College for two years and received an Associate of Arts degree and I also continued to play football. I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Business Finance and finished my football playing career.
Out of college I took a job as a bank examiner with the FDIC. A few years later, I went back to school at FHSU where I earned a business education degree. I became a business teacher and coach at Hays High School in Kansas. I then took a job as a principal in a small rural school in Kansas. After three years there, I accepted a position with Kearney Public Schools as an assistant principal. I served Kearney for fifteen years in this position before accepting the superintendent position in Kenesaw.
I have loved my first year in Kenesaw. The kids, teachers, school, and community have been outstanding.
I have been married to my wife Laura for the past 25 years. Laura is a Radiation Therapist at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. We have three children, Cody, Emilee, and Cale. I enjoy fish, hunting, training our hunting dogs, gardening and almost all sporting events.
Associate of Arts – Dodge City Community College
Business Finance – Fort Hays State University
Business Education – Fort Hays State University
Educational Administration – Fort Hays State University
Education Specialist – Superintendent – University of Nebraska at Kearney
Employed with Kenesaw Public Schools since 2017.
After my first college degree, I worked on the family farm in the Gibbon area for 7 years. During the last couple of years, I went back to school part time to obtain my degree in Education. I actually did my student teaching in Kenesaw during the spring of 1993. I spent the next 20 teaching and coaching in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
I returned to Kenesaw in the fall of 2013 when I was hired as the High School Principal.
Although my career in education is a very important part of my life, my number one priority is my family. Margie, my wife, and I have been married for 15 years and she is very supportive of my career advancement opportunities. We have two children, Cael and Marisa who both attend Kenesaw Public School. As a family we enjoy spending time together, attending activities that our kids are involved in, traveling, and camping.
Employed with Kenesaw Public Schools since 2013.