Millard South High Principal Curtis Case has been selected to represent Nebraska as its High School Principal of the Year, and Christopher Stogdill, principal of Otte Middle School in Blair, has been named Middle School Distinguished Principal of the Year.
The selections were announced Tuesday by the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals. Both men will receive their awards at the organization’s coming state conference and will be eligible for consideration for national principal of the year honors in their respective categories.
Case, wounded in a January 2011 shooting at the school, has served as Millard South’s principal since 2006. He was assistant principal at Millard North High School from 2001 to 2006 and assistant principal and activities director at Holdrege High School from 1999 to 2001.
He is active in many professional and community organizations, from the principals’ association to the Boy Scouts. He wrote that he sees the role of principal as one of service to others.
“Any honors or success I may have received or experienced during my career is due to those I have been fortunate to work alongside,” he wrote.
Stogdill has served in his current position since 2012. He served as principal of Stanton Middle/High School from 2001 to 2012.
He, too, is active in a number of professional and community groups and currently is president of the principals’ association. He also has been active in the TeamMates mentoring program.
Rex Pfeil, Blair Community Schools superintendent, wrote that Stogdill keeps students as the primary focus when making decisions.