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Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent

Ron Hanson is the Superintendent of North Platte School District with over 30 year of experience in education. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything he does both professionally and personally. Ron is a strong believer in the power positive thinking in the workplace. Outside of work, Ron enjoys exercising, having a variety of pets, hunting, fishing, gardening, and traveling.



Midlands Superintendents' Academy – University of Nebraska Omaha

Provide aspiring school superintendents with the skills and knowledge that will help individuals successfully lead and manage school districts.


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Emphasis: Education Administration and Curriculum & Instruction

Dissertation Title: "The Effects of Interdisciplinary Team Organization of Teachers and Students Upon the Students’ Psychological Sense of School Membership, Satisfaction, Attendance, Behavior and Academic Achievement."


Master of Education (M.A.), University of South Dakota

Emphasis: Secondary/Middle School Education


Bachelor of Science (B.S.), South Dakota State University

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