I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My past includes many stops, but I’m happy to be in my 15th - 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 have just started my 22nd 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 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 (26) and Bethany (16). Stacy works as a fourth grade teacher at Lovell Elementary 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 has been married for two years to Tanner Yates. They live in Colstrip, MT where she teaches High School Business classes and runs her own wedding planning business. Bethany is a junior at LHS this year and she loves to play volleyball and read.
I look forward to getting to know you personally in the future.