North Dakota educator tabbed as new Huron schools superintendent


HURON — After a full day of interviews, the Huron School Board has offered a contract to current Oakes, N.D. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kraig Steinhoff, to take the reins of the Huron School District at the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1.

“The School Board made a motion to offer a contract to Dr. Steinoff and he has verbally accepted,” said Huron School District Business Manager Kelly Christopherson late on Friday afternoon.

The board began meeting with the top four candidates, as provided by Dakota Education Consulting, early on Friday. Each candidate interview with five groups of people, including school board members, administrators, classified staff, certified staff and members of the community.

The school board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 on Monday, to complete work on a contract with Dr. Steinhoff.

Steinhoff is currently serving as Superintednt of the Oakes, N.D., school district No. 41.

Steinhoff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Northern State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Dakota. He also holds a specialist diploma in Education Leadership from the University of North Dakota.

His educational experience includes teaching business and computers at Milnor Public School in Milnor, N.D. and he also served as the assistant director of the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center in Oakes and Wahpeton, N.D.

He and his wife Nancy have four children.

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