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

  • July Update July 25, 2018
    Hello Everyone, Summer always seems to go so fast, especially if you are busy. I wanted to share some important updates as we move towards the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Facility As you know, the construction on our … Continue reading →
  • May 2018 May 31, 2018
    Another Successful Year Let me start by sincerely thanking each and every one of you for all of your work this year. Well done! Also, to those of you who have an extended contract, please keep up the great work. … Continue reading →
  • April Update April 30, 2018
    April Board Meeting The ESU 9 Board met on Monday, April 9th. The meeting was moved up a week to capture extra time for construction planning purposes.  ESU 9 is now accepting bids to expand the parking lot and add … Continue reading →
  • March Update March 24, 2018
    March Board Meeting The ESU 9 Board met on Monday, March 19th. The board approved the Main Office Calendar for next year. Facility Updates Gary Needham is working to ensure that we have adequate Internet access at both locations when … Continue reading →
  • February Updates February 26, 2018
    Hello Everyone, January seemed to take forever, and February has moved by so quickly! I know you have received some updates from Gary Needham and others, but I wanted to share/reiterate some information with you. ESU 9 Quiz Bowl This … Continue reading →
  • 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 →