Superintendent

Mr. PJ Quinn

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I have been the Superintendent of Mead Public Schools since the 2020-21 school year.  Prior to becoming the Superintendent, I was the K-12 Principal for 12 years and I taught high school English for 11 years at Mead.  I also served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach since the 1998-1999 season.

Education  

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1995.

  • Masters in Educational Leadership, Doane College, 2007.

  • Education Specialist Degree, Doane Unviersity, 2018.
     

Philosophy of Leadership

As a leader I will

•        Create a safe and secure learning environment for staff and students

•        Promote an environment that maintains high expectations

•        Model moral and servant leadership

•        Value the input of others

•        Communicate openly, honestly, and effectively

•        Promote opportunities for collegiality

•        Seek what people need to be successful

•        Celebrate the accomplishments of others

•        Create strong connections between school, home, and community

•        Reflect on my actions and decisions to promote personal and
professional growth.

Principal

Mr. Darin Kovar

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My name is Darin Kovar, and I am the PK-12 Principal at Mead Public Schools.

I began my career in Education in 1998, and have been in Administration since 2011.

I am married with 3 kids. My wife Kamile owns a hair salon in Omaha, and my 3 kids are Mason, Baillee and Miles.

I love following the Huskers, and the Kansas City Royals. I enjoy spending time with my family and being on the golf course.

I look forward to serving the Mead Community, and getting to know the students, parents, and members of this great community!

Mr. Terry Hickman

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Director of Special Programs

My name is Terry Hickman, and I am the Director of Special Programs at Mead Public Schools.

I took on this new role beginning in the 2022-23 school year.  In this position I act as the MPS Activities Director, Technology Coordinator, College and Career Readiness Coordinator, and work closely with the Preschool Program, among other duties.

Prior to this, I taught Social Studies and PE at MPS for 9 years.  In addition, I have coached football, track, and Academic Decathlon in my time at Mead.  I started my career at Alliance High School in 2008 as a 9-12 Social Studies Teacher.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education 7-12, Wayne State College, 2007

  • Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Chadron State College, 2011

  • Masters of Education Non-Degree Program 7-12 Administration, Wayne State College, 2018