Dan E. Ernst

Dan E. Ernst

Associate Executive Director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators

Associate Executive Director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators

Dr. Dan E. Ernst serves as Associate Executive Director of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA). He was appointed in 2007 and is responsible for mentoring and training programs for new school administrators. In addition he works with school administrators across Nebraska as a resource and consultant. He served as Chairman of NCSA from 2004-2005 and was a member of the Legislative Committee from 2003 to 2012. He is a registered lobbyist and assists with legislation activities on behalf of NCSA and its members.

Ernst received his Bachelor's degree from Wayne State College; Master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney; Educational Specialist and Educational Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served in Nebraska schools as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. Prior to employment with NCSA, Ernst served as Superintendent of Schools, School District 145 (Waverly) from 1994 to 2007. He was recognized as the Nebraska Superintendent of the Year in 1994 and has received numerous recognition and awards throughout his tenure as a school administrator.

Ernst served on the Board of the Educators Health Alliance from 2002 to 2012 and served as Chairman 2010 to 2011. Ernst presently serves as a member on the Nebraska Safety Center Advisory Board, (Pupil Transportation). Ernst currently works with the Nebraska Department of Education leading School Improvement Workshops; is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems; an advisory member for the Nebraska Teacher/Principal Performance Framework; and participates on the development of a Teacher/Principal Model Evaluation system. He additionally represents school administrators on the Council of Chief, State School Officers Consortium on Educator Effectiveness and the Nebraska Department of Education Educator Effectiveness Committee. Ernst also holds a current membership in the Nebraska Society for Association Executives.

Dan E. Ernst

Associate Executive Director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators