Mr. Jim Holbeck Named South Dakotaís Superintendent of the Year

Harrisburg School Superintendent Mr. Jim Holbeck has been named South Dakotaís Superintendent of the Year.  Mr. Holbeck was nominated for the award by the Southeast Area Superintendentsí Association and was selected for the state award by the South Dakota School Superintendentsí Association (SDSSA).

Mr. Holbeck was selected for the state award based on the following selection criteria:  Leadership for Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Community Involvement.

Mr. Holbeck will receive his SD Superintendent of the Year award at the SDSSA State Conference on July 18-20, 2016 at Cedar Shore in Chamberlain.

Mr. Holbeck will represent South Dakota at the 2017 National Conference on Education, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 2-4, 2017.  Mr. Holbeck will be eligible for the National Superintendent of the Year award.

Mr. Holbeck has been the superintendent at Harrisburg Schools for the past nine years.  Prior to Harrisburg, he spent six years as the superintendent at Clark; seven years as the superintendent at Parker; and seven years as a principal and superintendent at Viborg.  He began his teaching and coaching career at Bridgewater in 1980.  Mr. Holbeck has been in education for a total of thirty-five years.

Mr. Holbeck earned his bachelorís degree in secondary education at Northern State College in Aberdeen in 1980.  He earned his masterís degree in educational administration from the University of South Dakota in 1987.  Mr. Holbeck earned his specialistís degree in educational administration from the University of South Dakota in 1997.

Congratulations to Mr. Holbeck on a well-deserved honor!