New Superintendent Named for McPherson County Schools
Lorrie Miller has accepted the position of superintendent at McPherson County School District beginning with the 2015-16 school year. She is currently the high school principal in Gibbon, Nebraska where she has been for the past five years. At Gibbon, she led teachers in changes to MAP testing and new curriculum, APL training and new classroom strategies, and iPads for all students. She has 21 years of experience as a public school administrator, including a middle school principal at Chadron and principal or assistant principal in Colorado. Her teaching experience includes that of a science teacher at Lewellen Rural High School, and career teacher at Nebraska Western College in Scottsbluff. Her vast experiences also include sales/marketing in Colorado where Ms. Miller wrote marketing campaigns for various services. Her marketing programs involved vocational evaluations, structured settlements, insurance services, and flu shots.
Ms. Miller's home town is Columbus, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She received a Master's degree in administration and completed coursework for a superintendency at the University of Colorado in Denver.
She has an adult son who lives in Lincoln and two grandchildren. Her daughter-in-law is from Stapleton. Ms. Miller's hobbies include aerobic exercising, community theater, and international travel. She has visited all continents except for Antarctica. She plans to see the Antarctic sometime after retirement, and is looking for travel partners to other places like India, Thailand, and Egypt.
In planning for this upcoming school year, Ms. Miller states, "I look forward to the challenges of a superintendency, and the close relationships of a small school district." She believes that the small size of the district requires all staff to work diligently and wear many hats. She adds, "I have great respect for the staff and community members who take on all the duties to make McPherson County School District what it is... successful."
How to Add the School Calendar to Your Smartphone or Device
McPherson County Schools has integrated to a Google-based calendar on our website and now you can add the calendar to your smartphone or smart device. Here are some helpful tips and instructions you can use to add the calendar. When you add the calendar, as soon as information is changed or added, your calendar on your device will change.
These instructions are designed to add the calendar to your existing calendar program that is preloaded on your Apple product.
iPad, iPhone, iPod Option
1. Click on SETTINGS, then MAIL, CONTACTS, and CALENDARS
2. Scroll down until you see, ADD ACCOUNT
3. Choose OTHER from the listed options.
4. Click on ADD SUBSCRIBED CALENDAR
5. Enter http://goo.gl/NgCnf0 and choose NEXT then SAVE.
Find the calendar on our website that you want to subscribe to.
Find the +Google Calendar image at the bottom right side of the calendar, and click the Link.
If you are not logged into your Google Account, you will be asked to log in.
The calendar will be added to your calendar list.
On your Android device that is synced to your Google Account, verify that Sync Calendars is selected in Settings.
More information can also be found by following http://www.google.com/sync/index.html for other devices.
MCPHERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS EXISTS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS ACHIEVE READINESS FOR POST-SECONDARY EXCELLENCE TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS CAPABLE OF FUNCTIONING SUCCESSFULLY IN A CHANGING SOCIETY.
All students will pursue excellence by striving to do their personal best.
All students will strive to meet the expectations of each class and each activity.
All students will focus, refusing to be distracted or be a distraction.
All students will respect authority.
All students will practice skills until they reach mastery.
All students will demonstrate maturity that matches or exceeds their age.
All students will make attendance a priority in order to achieve excellence.
All teachers will focus on moving individual students toward their greatest potential.
All teachers will strive to see the whole student not just focus on their area.
All teachers will make themselves available to provide what each student needs for success.
All teachers will relate to students, parents and staff with genuine respect.
All teachers will differentiate their instruction to meet the individual needs of each student.
All teachers will pursue excellence by striving to do their personal best.
All teachers will collaborate with colleagues to provide engaging and relevant instruction.
All teachers will demonstrate lifelong learning through professional growth.