Welcome to my web page! I am in my fourth year as the Superintendent of the Triton Public Schools! It is a privilege to be the Superintendent of this quality school district! I enjoyed sixteen years serving as the Triton High School Principal, a position which I had an opportunity to work with an amazing staff of professionals! Triton is a $13.5 million dollar school district with about 1,170 students Pre-K-12th grade.
Four years ago we opened our school by finishing a state-of-the-art multi-use turf athletic field! It is so exciting to see the new added academic and extra curricular facilities for all students! We will be able to utilize this for physical education and elementary recess. along with softball, baseball, soccer, track & field and football.
Triton is a great school system that is large enough to offer pre-college courses, AP courses and is small enough to care about every student! Our Pre-K-5 building offers small class size and personalized learning opportunities for everyone. All or our buildings- Pre-K-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade offer a safe adn caring environment to learn. We have implemented a research-based Olweus anti-bullying program at all level of our instruction with character education to ensure behavioral awareness.
Triton High School requires all seniors to successfully complete Senior Project in order to graduate. All seniors take Senior Seminar class and do a research paper and prepare a presentation to a board of community members and educational staff in order to graduate. This is just a small part of what makes Triton High a great school!
Personally, I went to high school in Bemidji, Minnesota, where I graduated with honors in 1979. I grew up on a resort near Bemidji, MN, where my family operated Two Acres Resort on Lake Movil.
I began my administrative career at Le Center High School, in Le Center, Minnesota, where I spent two years as the high school principal grades 7-12. Before Le Center, I taught nine years of pre-college elective social studies courses to juniors and seniors at Stewartville High School. Specifically I taught sociology, psychology, AP Psychology, economics and global issues. I also coached Girls’ Basketball, Girls' Tennis and started a Boys’ Tennis program at SHS.
Academically, I graduated from Bemidji State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education with athletic coaching certification. I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Iowa in 1993 with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Technology. I have done research in statistics and measurement, total quality management (TQM), adult learning and teacher expertise. While a graduate student, I also taught a general psychology
class at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City.
I completed my Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Winona State University in 1998. My research thesis was a study of teachers’ grading practices and knowledge of quantitative measurement and statistics.
Professionally, I have presented at state and local educational conferences. I have served on various committees with MASSP and as Past-President of the SE MN Secondary School Principals. I have served as the Southeast High School Principal of the Year, which is a nomination from a colleague. I have published training and instructional packages for educational and business use. I have also done nation-wide corporate training for a Fortune 100 corporation.
I am now an active member of Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) and Minnesota Association of School Administartors (MASA).
Personally, I am married and have three children and five grandchildren. My wife, Renae, is employed by CTG Inc., of Rochester as its Site Manager.
I enjoy tennis, golf, water and snow skiing, exercise, reading and traveling. I am a tennis teaching professional and enjoy teaching lessons to all age groups! I have completed three marathons with a personal best time at The 1989 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth of 3 hours, 34 minutes and 12 seconds.
Now that I've turned 55 years old I have recommitted to my passion for golf and still enjoy playing competitive USTA league tennis! I have coached a group of American tennis players against the British and then visited Wimbledon. I am a 4.0 USTA rated tennis player! Still glad to be able to play the game for a lifetime! Last year I got to play on a grass court in Iowa. Click to see the story. It is my 2 minutes of fame as a tennis player!
If I can do anything for you, please contact me at Triton High School 507.418.7530 ext. 1199!