The Educational Service Unit #11 in Holdrege, NE announces that Dr. Greg Barnes has been selected as the new ESU #11 Administrator.
Dr. Barnes is the current superintendent of Seward Public Schools and has been in that position since 2007. Dr. Barnes also served as Superintendent at Bertrand Community School for eight years and principal for two years (1997-2007). Bertrand Community School is a member school of ESU #11. Dr. Barnes began his career in Chambers Public Schools where he taught for four years and was 7-12 Principal for six years.
Dr. Barnes and his wife Pam look forward to returning to the Holdrege area and meeting the people who work at ESU 11 as well as in the schools served by the ESU. Dr. Barnes and his wife have two daughters in the ESU 11 area, Brittney Osterbuhr and her husband Nic and son Brooks, and Courtney Johnson and her husband Jay and daughter Stella. They also have son Trey who is a senior in college at Concordia University in Seward.
The Board worked with the search firm of Baker and Rastovski School Services. The ESU #11 Board made their selection from over 20 candidates. The Board wishes to express their appreciation to the ESU #11 administrators and leadership team who provided input to the process. The Board made use of surveys, interviews and the distance learning system in their process.
Dr. Barnes will assume the position of ESU #11 Administrator effective July 1, 2017, succeeding Dr. Paul Tedesco, who is retiring.
Jane Tonjes says
Awesome !! So many wil be blessed by this !!
Cheryl Nelsen says
Welcome back to the area. Great for your family and ESU 11! Your BCS family is also happy for your return.
Linda Black says
Welcome back! Glad to have you here again!
Dad and Mom Barnes says
We are proud of you.
Carroll and Joan Barnes says
We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best.
Robert Hays says
Welcome back to the ESU #11 family. I know you will be a strong leader bringing a knowledge of both ESU #11 schools, but also the trends of education in Nebraska. Welcome home!