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Press Release for Shared Superintendent


Next Shared Superintendent

April 5, 2024


The East Mills Community School District and Sidney Community School District School Boards have named Michael Brown the districts’ next shared superintendent pending board approval at the next board meeting.


As director of Quest Forward High School in Omaha, Nebraska, Brown has managed several departments and school efforts. These include overseeing a $3.5 million budget, facilities and grounds, transportation, and the supervision and evaluation of administration and faculty. Additionally, Brown is a current member of AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Nebraska Association of School Administrators.


Brown holds an education specialist degree in school administration from Wayne State College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Prior to his current position, Brown served as superintendent of Boyd County Public Schools in Spencer, Nebraska.


“I am excited and honored to be selected as the shared superintendent for the East Mills and Sidney Schools,” said Brown. “My family and I are looking forward to becoming active members of the community and getting to know the staff, families, and students. I am eager to collaborate with the dedicated communities of both districts to ensure a high-achieving and forward-thinking educational experience."


East Mills Board President Mark Stearns and Sidney Board President Renee Johnson released the following shared statement:


"We are thrilled to welcome Michael Brown as our shared superintendent and are confident in his ability to lead our districts toward continued success. His proven track record of effective leadership, coupled with his passion for creating a cohesive educational environment, makes him an ideal choice for this role. We look forward to working closely with him to achieve our shared goals and aspirations for the benefit of our students and communities."


Board members worked with Grundmeyer Leader Services to conduct the search. Brown interviewed with interview groups consisting of students, parents, teachers, and community members on April 3.


Brown will officially begin leading the East Mills and Sidney Community School Districts on July 1, 2024.