About Our Administrator…

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Dr. Kraig J. Lofquist is in his eighth 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 of Nebraska’s Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) and a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association’s (NRCSA). 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

  • November 2018 December 7, 2018
    November was a great month! During the ESU 9 November Board Meeting, Jessica Shepard received “Top of the Line at ESU 9” recognition.Way to go Jessica! Regarding the new facility: It seems like there is a never ending list of … Continue reading →
  • September 2018 Communication October 5, 2018
    Hello Everyone, As I write this message the weather is cold and rainy. Welcome to another Nebraska fall when the weather provides us with lots of variation and differences. Last month I wrote about The Energy Bus, a best selling book … Continue reading →
  • August Update September 4, 2018
    Hello Everyone! Labor Day 2018 is officially behind us. I wanted to touch base with you with this blog post, and let you know your work is appreciated. The following are updates and important thoughts as we enter September. August … Continue reading →
  • 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 →