Quinton Cermak, Superintendent/7-12 Principal
I am Quinton Cermak, and I am proud to begin my first year as Superintendent and 7-12 Principal in the Highmore-Harrold School District! I am a 1996 graduate of Highmore High School, a 2001 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a degree in History Education and a minor in Social Studies and coaching, a 2012 graduate of the University of Phoenix with my Masters in Education/Administration and Supervision, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Sioux Falls with my Ed. Specialist, Superintendent degree. I am beginning my 15th year in education, my fourth as a school administrator.
I started my teaching and coaching career at Bennett County High School in Martin, SD. I spent five years as a high school social studies teacher, as well as a coach for boys and girls basketball, football, track, and Legion baseball. From there I spent one year at Stanley County High School in Ft. Pierre, SD as the high school social studies teacher and head football coach. My last stop as a teacher was the Pierre School District, where I spent five years as a middle school social studies teacher, assistant football coach, assistant boys basketball coach and middle school girls track coach. From Pierre I came to Highmore where I spent the first three years as K-12 Principal. I am married to Georgette Cermak and we have three children, Chase 13, Kendall 10, and Logan 6.
The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is August 17, which is barely less than a month away! Please check back for updates regarding what happened this summer, as well as some news for the upcoming school year. I cannot wait to get started and to hear our students in our halls once again!