Mr. PJ Quinn
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.
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
Mr. Darin Kovar
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
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.
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