About Our Administrator…

Photo of Dr. Kraig Lofquist
Dr. Kraig J. Lofquist is in his sixth year as the Chief Administrator of Educational Service Unit 9. Additionally, he is a leader within several statewide educational organizations and is also a member of several statewide committees. He is currently the President-Elect of Nebraska’s Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) and a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association’s (NRCSA) Legislative Committee. Additionally, he is a member of Nebraska’s Committee of Practitioners that works to ensure compliance with federal programs. He is also the Secretary/Treasurer for  Nebraska Schoolmasters and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Dr. Lofquist received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern State University, Master of Science in Education from University of Nebraska at Kearney, Master of Arts in Education from University of Nebraska at Kearney, Education Specialist from Wayne State College, and Doctorate of Educational Leadership at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. Dr. Lofquist has experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist, Director of Special Education and Director of Pupil Services.

Dr. Lofquist is an avid endurance athlete having completed numerous marathons and Ironman competitions. He is married and has three daughters.

RSS From the Administrator

  • October 2016 Update November 9, 2016
    Hello ESU 9, We held our second online meeting this a.m. We continue to learn the nuances of online meetings. October Board Meeting Notes During the October ESU 9 Board meeting we covered: A quarterly budget review, the ESU 9 … Continue reading →
  • September 2016 Update September 28, 2016
    Hello Everyone, I cannot believe we are nearing the end of September! I am writing to share some important updates with you. First, we are in the process of updating the ESU 9 website. The goal is to make it … Continue reading →