Quinton Cermak, Superintendent/7-12 Principal
I am Quinton Cermak, and I want to welcome all of you to the 2018-2019 school year! I am proud to begin my third year as Superintendent and 7-12 Principal, and sixth year overall, 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 17th year in education, and my sixth 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 15, Kendall 13, and Logan 9.
We are closing in on the end of the first semester and Christmas Break, and our first day back from break for students will be January 3. Please check our website regularly for updates, including a tri-annual newsletter with news for the upcoming school year.