Unzicker new Alliance Superintendent

Troy Unzicker (KNEB News)

The Alliance School Board has selected current Kimball Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Troy Unzicker, as its next Superintendent.

The board approved the hiring of Unzicker during its regular meeting Monday night, by a 6-0 vote.

Unzicker, a 1982 Gering High graduate, obtained his doctorate in December. Unzicker was a recently a finalist for the Gering Superintendent of Schools position.

The Alliance Public Schools has seen a reduction in state aid over the past three years, and Unzicker says Kimball faced a loss of over $2 million in state aid, forcing the district to set priorities in spending. He says there were some reductions in programs, but not one of them were eliminated and there were no staff reductions.

Unzicker believes that communicating with staff is important, as well as being involved in the community.

"Talking to patrons is necessary in order to gauge how the district is doing, what the different pockets of the community feel are important, and to get everyone going in one direction for the benefit of students," he said.

Unzicker’s professional experiences include serving as a teacher of North Loop Scotia, where he also coached football, boys’ basketball, and track. He was also a secondary principal in Mitchell, where he oversaw grades 7-12. Unzicker has been the Kimball Superintendent for seven years.

He also is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife, Susan, have a daughter, Tabitha, a high school Junior, who is also a three-sport athlete.

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