I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My past includes many stops, but I’m happy to be in my tenth year as principal at Lovell High School. I grew up in a small wheat farming community, the son of a wheat farmer, in Wolf Point, MT. After graduating from high school in 1982, where I was active in football, basketball, track & field and student council, I attended Minot State University in Minot, N.D. and graduated with a B.S. in Education and Majors in English and Psychology. I furthered my education completing a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Development in 1995 from The University of Montana at Northern. In 1998, I obtained my Educational Leadership Endorsement from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
During my career I taught English for 8 years, was a guidance counselor for 4 years, and I just started my 17th year as a principal. I even worked as a para-professional and attendance secretary one semester shortly after graduating from college. I have worked at all grade levels including a guidance counselor and principal in K-12 schools. My career has included working in: Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. I have also coached several sports including: football, basketball, track & field, baseball, swimming, volleyball, speech & debate and one year I volunteered as an assistant tennis coach.
The highlight of my career was when Lovell High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2013. The following year I was named the Wyoming Principal of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals. These awards were great only because they validated the academic success of our students at Lovell High School.
I am married to Stacy (Reinbold) O’Tremba and have two daughters: Tiana (21) and Bethany (11). Stacy works as a Tier 2 coordinator at Lovell Middle School and Lovell High School. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Craig and Susan Thomas Leadership Award for her work with At-Risk Youth. I met Stacy in Montana when she was teaching at a good-old-fashioned one room school house. Tiana is a senior at Rocky Mountain College where she is a co-captain on the cheer squad and a business major. Bethany is a sixth grader at LMS where she is involved in sports and The Battle of the Books.
I look forward to getting to know you personally in the future.