A principal at an all-girls youth rehabilitation and treatment center has been named the next superintendent at Neligh-Oakdale Schools.
According to Shari Becker, Director of Education Leadership Search Service with the Nebraska Association of School Boards, Scott Gregory accepted the position offered by the Neligh-Oakdale Board of Education.
Gregory, who graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2000, was selected from the three men who interviewed with the Board of Education last week. He will succeed Bill Kuester, who is serving as interim superintendent until June 30, 2016.
Gregory is in his fourth year as 7-12 principal at Geneva North High School, a youth rehabilitation and treatment center in Geneva, Nebraska.
He spent the previous five years teaching in Geneva and the year prior teaching at the Nebraska Youth Academy. From 2000-2006, Gregory taught 7-12 social studies, government, sociology, geography, world history and modern problems at Sutton.
He earned his master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UNK in 2002 and PK-12 in administration from Chadron State College in 2012. Gregory earned his education specialist degree from Wayne State College last year.
Neligh-Oakdale named four finalists for the position but interviewed only three after one withdrew from consideration.
The board also interviewed Dr. George Griffith, superintendent at USD 208 Trego County in WaKeeney, Kansas, and Justin Hayes, Level III Principal/Behavior consultant at ESU 8 in Neligh. Michael Stice, assistant principal at USD 437 Auburn Washburn in Topeka, Kansas, withdrew as a finalist.