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

  • January Update January 31, 2018
    Building & Grounds Update We have received bids from real estate agents/brokers to help us sell our current property. A board committee and the full board should decide in February who will be hired for this need. We continue to … Continue reading →
  • December Update December 26, 2017
    Hello ESU 9! The following is a quick review for the month of December. ESU 9 Board Meeting During the December meeting, the ESU 9 Board officially welcomed new board member Jodi Graves. Dave Fisher, who recently resigned from the … Continue reading →
  • November November 27, 2017
    Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving break. This is a quick update from ESU 9. November Board Meeting The ESU 9 Board met on Monday, November 20th. Several items related to the new facility were addressed. … Continue reading →
  • 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 →