About Our Administrator…

Photo of Dr. Kraig Lofquist
Dr. Kraig J. Lofquist is in his seventh 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 2017 October 19, 2017
    Hello ESU 9, As I write this post Nebraska is experiencing an awesome fall day. I hope your day is awesome too. Here are some important updates regarding ESU 9. ESU 9 Board Meeting The ESU 9 Board met this … Continue reading →
  • September 2017 September 19, 2017
    Hello ESU 9 Employees, I hope this note finds you well. I am writing to share some updates with you. As you know, we held a new facility tour on Thursday, September 7th, so employees could walk through the new … Continue reading →
  • August 2017 August 22, 2017
    Hello ESU 9! The year is off to a great start! This is a quick update to let you know about some important news. Strategic Plan Work I want to sincerely thank you for your work on opening day. You … Continue reading →